January 6 According to media reports, on the 5th local time, the UAE government announced that from January 17, 2021, all employees of the federal government will be required to be tested for the novel coronavirus every 14 days.
According to the report, the Human Resources Management Agency of the Federal Government of the United Arab Emirates said in a notice that the government made this decision to limit the spread of the virus, protect the health of employees and keep the working environment safe.
It is reported that the above provisions also apply to outsourced employees and full-time employees of public service companies.
Employees of consulting companies that do business with government agencies need to provide proof that the results of COVID-19 nucleic acid test are negative for no more than three days.
The notice also states that all government employees should be tested for nucleic acid for COVID-19 at their own expense.
However, for those who are unable to get a coronavirus vaccine and provide corresponding certification due to illness and physical health, their employers will bear the cost of nucleic acid testing every 14 days.
The notice also pointed out that people who have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus are not subject to the new regulations.
The Human Resources Management Agency of the Federal Government of the United Arab Emirates warned that people can get free coronavirus vaccines in all government medical centers and some private hospitals in the country.
The department also encourages government employees and chronically ill patients and the elderly to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.