The UAE government has taken significant steps aimed at controlling the virus’ spread e.g. by closing tourist attractions, movie theaters, gyms and other places where large gathering are likely to occur. In addition, many employers are offering flexible or remote working.
Some employees of the federal, Abu Dhabi and Dubai governments have started working from home, and the UAE’s Ministry of Education has closed schools, universities and nurseries for four weeks, beginning March 8; they are due to reopen on 5 April.1
Organizations would be well advised to consider the following additional steps:
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