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All federal govt staff in UAE to return to office from July 5

Wam/Dubai
Filed on June 30, 2020 | Last updated on June 30, 2020 at 06.25 am
coronavirus, covid-19, federal government staff, UAE government, dubai government, sharjah government

A work-from-home system was activated for government employees in March to help keep them safe from Covid-19.

All federal government employees in the UAE will report to office from July 5. Only employees with chronic diseases are allowed to continue working from home, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources said. Such employees need to provide a medical report approved by an official committee, the authority added.

Previously, some other categories of employees were exempted from going to office. These included pregnant women, people of determination, the elderly, and female employees with children in grade 9 and below, among others.

A work-from-home system was activated for government employees in March to help keep them safe from Covid-19. Earlier this month, 50 per cent staff reported back to work.

Dubai government offices have been functioning at 100 per cent capacity since June 15, while 50 per cent of Sharjah government staff have returned to work.


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