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UAE: Unvaccinated employees in five industries must take a PCR test every fortnight

UAE: Unvaccinated employees in five industries must take a PCR test every fortnight

In the United Arab Emirates, the new rules were adopted for five industries. Unvaccinated employees obliged to take a PCR test every 14 days.

The new rules on tests come into effect on March 28. The news came as Abu Dhabi announced that employees in “vital sectors and service industries” must undergo a PCR test every two weeks.

Thus, any unvaccinated employee in hotels, restaurants, transportation companies, laundries, beauty salons and hairdressers should respect the rule.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation explained that the measure aimed to “limit the spread of the virus, preserve the health of employees and keep work environments safe”.

The PCR test will be free of charge for those working in vital sectors and service industries across the UAE, The National reported.