All Abu Dhabi government employees are now required to take a Covid-19 PCR test every seven days. The guideline will come into effect from Sunday, December 26.
The decision is aimed at bolstering current measures aimed to protect public health, Abu Dhabi Media Office said in a statement 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,” it said.
Earlier this week, Abu Dhabi had tightened its border entry regulations to keep its low Covid-19 case number. The capital of UAE has installed EDE scanners at entry points from Sunday, December 19 for travelers from other parts of the country. EDE scanners use technology that detects potential coronavirus cases rapidly by measuring changes in electromagnetic waves.
Meanwhile on Monday, the UAE also announced that all employees and the public who need to access federal government departments are required to have the green status on their Al Hosn app beginning Monday, January 3. The ruling is applicable across the country.
The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) said the decision was taken to ensure public safety across the country.