More emirates begin to offer free covid tests

By Eudore R. Chand

UAE 24 July 2020: The Sharjah Directorate of Human Resources (SDHR), announced the expansion of the scope of Covid-19 testing for Sharjah government employees and their families, as part of the early detection of the virus.

The move is in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Sharjah Medical District and the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, Seha.

The free tests will target all employees, including Emiratis and residents, who work in the Sharjah government’s different departments, bodies and institutions, as well as their families, at the testing centres in Expo Centre Sharjah and the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club headquarters, said Wam.

Saif Obaid Deaifis Al Muhairi, Director of the Office of the SHRD Chairman, expressed the directorate’s keenness to expand the scope of the tests in the emirate, contributing to ensuring the early detection of the virus, as part of the precautionary and preventive measures by the Sharjah government.

Al Muhairi said in conclusion, that the SHRD had previously organised the tests for the employees who started their work from their offices, emphasising the Directorate’s keenness to exert all possible efforts in curbing the spread of the virus.

Ras Al Khaimah to provide free coronavirus tests

Major General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of the Ras Al Khaimah Police and Head of the Local Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Team, announced that seven health centres and four hospitals, as well as local preventive medicine and mobile medical teams and Sheikh Saud Charitable School in Al-Mairid area, will perform free coronavirus, Covid-19, tests for all citizens and residents.

These free of charge Covid-19 tests will be also conducted for all personnel working in various commercial establishments, industrial, industrial and construction sectors, commercial centres, food stores, delivery services, and others.

Al Nuaimi also presented the locations of the testing centres, which are distributed around the emirate, and explained the formation of field teams to visit workers who were not tested in their homes.

The launch of the testing centres reflects the leadership’s keenness to enlarge the scope of testing and is in line with the efforts to detect and treat infections at an early stage, to limit the spread of the virus, especially with the return of employees to their offices.

Fujairah launches free Covid-19 testing centres

Fujairah launched a coronavirus testing centre at the local council in Al Halah, as part of the related plan of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, and in coordination with a local team from National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, NCEMA.

Covid-19 tests will be conducted free of charge.

The plan includes offering services to all local citizens and residents and the launch of free testing centres around the emirate.



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