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Life goes on for labourers amid Covid-19 restrictions in UAE

Photos by M. Sajjad/KT

Published on April 1, 2020 at 15.05

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In Pictures: Life in Sharjah's industrial areas am

Labourers at accommodations across the country are being screened twice a day as part of the precautionary measures taken by the UAE to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus according to a ministerial resolution issued on March 29.
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Workers showing coronavirus symptoms are to be reported at once to health authorities. Failure to do that will result in legal action.
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Private establishments, as per the decision, shall minimise the number of workers to the minimum limit necessary for their businesses to function, with the number of workers who must be physically present not to exceed 30 per cent of the total number of workers.
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Labourers from Sharjah, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain were transferred to government hospitals for Covid-19 tests.
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Transporting workers from and to labour accommodations will also be subject to precautionary measures.
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The screenings involve checks on temperature, respiratory rate, pulse and blood pressure for labourers working at Industrial areas in Sharjah.
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A man wearing a face mask as a preventive measure against coronavirus while working at a workshop in Sharjah.
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On Wednesday, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention issued a cautionary notice to residents not to circulate rumours. They have been urged to only rely on official and verified sources.
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Checks are being carried out at labour accommodations and workplaces in Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman and Sharjah as part of measures to contain the virus.
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