UAE: All government staff to return to work next week

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All UAE government employees will return to offices at a capacity of 100% starting from Sunday, July 5, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) announced on Monday.

Only employees with chronic diseases are allowed to continue working from home, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources said. Such employees need to provide a medical report approved by an official committee, the authority added.

Previously, some other categories of employees were exempted from going to the office. These included pregnant women, people of determination, the elderly, and female employees with children in grade 9 and below, among others.

A work-from-home system was activated for government employees in March to help keep them safe from Covid-19. Earlier this month, 50 percent staff reported back to work.

Dubai government offices have been functioning at 100 percent capacity since June 15, while 50 percent of Sharjah government staff have returned to work.

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