Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Abu Dhabi government employees will have to undergo mandatory PCR tests every 7 days starting from Sunday.
The Abu Dhabi Media office said on Twitter, “In coordination with Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee, the Department of Government Support will implement a mandatory requirement for PCR tests every 7 days for all employees of government entities and companies in the emirate, from Sunday, 26 December 2021.”
The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has announced free PCR tests for federal employees across the UAE.
The FAHR said on Twitter, “FAHR invite Federal Government employees, to get benefit from the free covid – 19 testing service provided by the Ministry of Health and Prevention through “Shifaa” App or scan the QR Code.”
According to the latest circular, the UAE from January 3 will restrict entry into all government institutions to people vaccinated against coronavirus and those who are exempted from getting the vaccine.
The UAE recorded its highest daily virus cases in December, a sharp rise as fear Omicron grows. The UAE Health Ministry reported 452 infections in the past 24 hours, including two deaths.
Infections had plummeted to record lows, around 50 a day, just over a week ago.
The authorities approved allowing entry to the emirate within 48 hours of receiving a negative result of PCR tests, and within 24 hours of receiving a negative result of the DPI examination.
The authority said, “It should be noted that only approved vaccines will be approved in the country. The approved certificates will appear in the AlHosnApp. Passengers can start registering from Aug.15."
The measure aims to enhance precautionary measures as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect public health.
During the meeting, they discussed friendship relations and various aspects of cooperation and coordination between the UAE and the United States of America, especially in the defence and military sectors.
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