Abu Dhabi government and semi-government offices to run at 30% capacity


Abu Dhabi on Saturday announced that attendance at offices run by the government and semi-government entities will be limited to 30 percent capacity from Sunday.

The move, approved by the Department of Government Support, will bolster precautionary measures implemented in the emirate and protect the health of employees and their families amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In a series of tweets, the Department also approved remote working for all jobs that could be delivered fully from outside the workplace.

It said all employees older than 60 or with chronic diseases and weak immunity and people of determination will also work remotely.

It added that it has approved a compulsory PCR test every week for all employees.

Volunteers in vaccine clinical trials and those vaccinated as part of national vaccination programs who have active icons (gold star or letter E) on Alhosn app are exempted from the weekly test.

The announcement came as ‏the UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said that it conducted 150,706 additional Covid-19 tests over the past 24 hours, with 3,276 new infections, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 323,402.

On Friday, cinemas in the Capital were ordered shut until further notice and malls were asked to function at 40 per cent capacity as a precautionary measure in the wake of the number of Covid-19 cases remaining consistently above the 3,000 mark for the past few weeks.

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