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UAE authority slams rumour on labour offices closing over Covid outbreak

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com Filed on March 8, 2021
A maid being tested for Covid at a labour recruitment office.

Official clarifies that only 3 maids tested positive for Covid as 350 PCR tests were conducted.

Authorities in Ajman have slammed rumours about labour recruitment offices shutting down because of an outbreak of Covid-19 among its domestic workers.

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A top official clarified that Ajman’s Crisis, Disaster and Emergency Management Team had conducted Covid-19 testing for 350 female domestic workers at the offices.

Brig Abdullah Saif Al Matroushi, Director of Police operation at Ajman Police, said three cases of Covid were detected in the screenings. The infected maids were immediately quarantined.

The officer said the maids are being looked after well.

He called on the public to get their news from official sources and stressed that those circulating false information would face tough legal consequences.

He also emphasised that the community must continue to adhere to Covid regulations to avoid the penalties the government had set for violators.

Afkar Abdullah





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