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Dubai private sector told to work from home

DUBAI – Private sector establishments in Dubai have been ordered to let 80 percent of their employees work from home, the Dubai Economy announced on Wednesday (March 25).

The new directive will be enforced from March 25 to April 9.

Employees in supermarkets, groceries, cooperative societies and pharmacies are exempted from the rule and will be expected to work in their respective offices or stores.


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The new directive comes after commercial establishments, including malls and markets, were shut down in Dubai on March 25. Flights in and out of the country were also grounded. The shutdown of commercial establishments will be in force until April 8 as part of UAE measures to combat the spread of the new coronavirus or Covid-19.

The UAE on Wednesday announced 85 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country’s total number of cases to 333. The Ministry of Health and Prevention said that seven more people have recovered from Covid-19, including five Bangladeshis and two Pakistanis, bringing the UAE’s total number of recoveries to 52. ICA/Expat Media

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