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Free Covid-19 tests for all hotel employees in RAK

Staff Reporter /Ras Al Khaimah
reporters@khaleejtimes.com Filed on July 28, 2020
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Supervised by the RAKTDA, screenings are being done across the 45 hotels in the emirate as part of the authority's 'Stay Safe' hotel certification.

Employees working at hotels in Ras Al Khaimah are being screened for Covid-19 for free, under an initiative led by the emirate's tourism authority.

The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has partnered with the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) and Ras Al Khaimah Preventive Medicine Department (PMD) to roll out this mass testing programme that would ensure the safety of both hotel guests and employees.

The initiative comes as restrictions on domestic and international tourism are eased, and the number of people visiting Ras Al Khaimah continues to rise.

Supervised by the RAKTDA, screenings are being done across the 45 hotels in the emirate as part of the authority's 'Stay Safe' hotel certification.

"Our industry has been resilient in the face of challenging times, and we have unveiled a series of strategies, from the Tourism Support Initiatives to earning recognition as the first safe city worldwide and the first safe emirate to be certified by Bureau Veritas and the World Travel and Tourism Council, respectively.  These measures ensure that our sector partners can continue to operate successfully as we enter the 'new normal'," said Raki Phillips, CEO of RAKTDA.

"The ongoing testing for hospitality staff is an important step in our efforts to reaffirm that the emirate has taken and continues to take extensive measures to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of guests and residents."

Mahra Mohammad bin Sray, logistics support and field examination officer at Ras Al Khaimah Medical District, added: "With visitors returning to Ras Al Khaimah, we must ensure that all individuals working in the hospitality sectors are regularly tested and abide by the necessary precautionary measures. The cooperation we have witnessed from the hospitality sector has been highly admirable."

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