Unvaccinated UAE workers must undergo COVID-19 PCR tests weekly

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As part of the efforts made to curb the spread of the coronavirus, workers and employees of specific establishments in the emirate of Ajman will have to conduct a regular weekly PCR COVID-19 test, except for those who received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, with a commitment to download the Al Hosn application.

This was announced by the Crisis, Disaster and Emergency Management Team in Ajman. The decision has taken effect starting from Tuesday.

According to the decision, workers in restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, gyms, men's and women's salons, labour recruitment offices, food and meal delivery companies, and car laundries will have to conduct PCR COVID-19 test on weekly basis starting from March 2, 2021.

Only those who have been already vaccinated will not be required to conduct the PCR test, but all will have to download and install Al Hosn application, the decision explained.


The inspection and control teams will carry out inspection visits to the mentioned establishments and companies 3 days after the issuance of the decision to oblige them conduct the screening timely.

The Team calls on owners of those establishments to oblige their employees and workers to conduct a weekly COVID-19 PCR test and download Al Hosn application, in order to avoid actions involved in the event of violation.

Ajman has decided to shut down cafes and restaurants to curb the spread of coronavirus in the emirate.

The Ajman Crisis, Disaster and Emergency Management said, “Within the framework of the efforts exerted to combat the spread of the coronavirus, authorities in the Emirate of Ajman issued a decision to amend the working hours of cafes and restaurants in the emirate, so that the closure will be at 11pm, starting from Tuesday, February 23.”

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According to the management, restaurants selling snacks, cafeterias and restaurants providing delivery service are exempted from the decision.

The authorities urged all owners of restaurants and cafes to adhere to the decision and to take all preventive and precautionary measures, stressing that inspection team will deal firmly with the violators.

Recently, Ajman adopted a new package of preventive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 and support the UAE government’s efforts to enhance the quality of life and maintain the safety and health of community members.

The new preventive measures include ban music concerts and other events, abiding by the presence of no more than 10 people in wedding ceremonies and other family events. Abiding by the presence of no more than 20 people in funerals and funeral prayers.

Additionally, the capacity of cinemas, gyms, parks, hotel beaches and fitness centres should not exceed 50 per cent.

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