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Covid-19: Philippine labour office in Dubai closed due to virus risk

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on February 22, 2021
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Residents who visited premises on Sunday advised to get tested for Covid-19.

The Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO) in Dubai will remain closed on Monday, February 22, as part of a two-day sterilisation procedure after suspected exposure to Covid-19.

In an advisory, the office advised clients who had been to the premises on Sunday to “get tested for Covid-19 as soon as practicable”. Operations had been suspended from yesterday.

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Those with appointments during the period of closure had been contacted directly, while those who require immediate assistance are urged to dial POLO hotline 050 652 6626 or e-mail

Other who wish to get in touch with the Overseas Workers Welfare Adminstration may call 050 558 5536 or e-mail

This is the second time that an office of the mission has been closed for disinfection because of a Covid risk. In January, the Philippine Consulate in Dubai had suspended operations for two days.

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