Mandatory PCR tests every 7 days for employees in Abu Dhabi
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.