Working hours for all private sector employees in the United Arab Emirates will be reduced by two hours during the holy month of Ramadan, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced on Saturday.
The announcement comes just days after Dubai said it would be easing restrictions it initially imposed last month to prevent the spread of coronavirus for the month.
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Employees are now allowed to work in offices but only in necessary cases, while the physical capacity at a workplace must be limited to 30 percent of the total workforce.
The UAE's tourist-hotspot #Dubai has eased the lockdown restrictions it initially imposed last month to prevent the spread of #coronavirus as the city marked the beginning of #Ramadan.— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) April 25, 2020
Here are all the places that are open/closed in the city: https://t.co/MEmOC2N26D pic.twitter.com/TZUqr0mri9
Only important meetings will be allowed inside offices with attendees being limited to five people per session. Each person attending a meeting should maintain a two-meter social distance measure from other attendees.
The UAE has so far reported 9,281 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 64 deaths.
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