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Combating coronavirus: Dubai announces restriction on movement of labour to other emirates

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on April 14, 2020 | Last updated on April 14, 2020 at 06.23 pm
coronavirus, covid-19, dubai municipality, movement of workers

(alamy.com/ae)

A similar restriction has been put in place in Abu Dhabi as well.

The Dubai Municipality on Tuesday issued a circular restricting the movement of workers to other emirates.

"In compliance with Dubai Municipality's ongoing goal towards the public health and safety of all sectors of the community, especially in the current climate that requires the social cooperation and adherence to the preemptive medical guidelines issued from the official public health authorities, measures must be taken," the municipality said.

"The transport of labor workers to areas outside of Dubai will be prohibited, as movement will be restricted to the boundaries of the emirate, the purpose of which is to restrict the outside entry of workers not residing in Dubai, and to be implemented to date," the circular added.

Earlier this week, it was announced that blue-collar workers cannot leave Abu Dhabi region and those from other emirates are barred from entering the capital as per a new rule.

"Companies are no longer permitted to send workers out of Abu Dhabi, and must limit their travel to within Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra," the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development said.

Also, entry of workers from other emirates into Abu Dhabi is restricted.

"The precautionary and preventative measures are taken to protect the health and safety of workers from the spread of the coronavirus and reducing the likelihood of infection."


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