UAE issues amended measures to combat COVID-19 pandemic

UAE issues amended measures to combat COVID-19 pandemic

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) issued Tuesday a circular to all ministries and federal entities, amending some procedures aimed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic at the level of the federal government.

The authority called on the ministries and federal authorities to abide by the procedures mentioned in its circular No. 21 of 2021, making sure that entry to these departments shall be confined to those individuals who have received two doses of UAE-approved COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots and to show a negative PCR test every 14 days to maintain the green status on Al Hosn app.

Those with vaccination exemption will be allowed entry, provided their green status is active on Al Hosn app, which will require taking a PCR test every seven days. Children aged under 16 will not be required to undergo PCR test.

Any unvaccinated individuals and those with 'grey status' on the Al Hosn will not be allowed entry to federal government entities, according to the circular.

The authority called on federal government employees to take advantage of the free PCR test service provided by the Ministry of Health and Community Protection, through the "Shefaa" application, or at:

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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