In a recent update by the UAE government, authorities have officially made it mandatory for all government staff who have not yet been vaccinated for COVID-19 to undergo PCR testing after every two days.
According to the Federal Authority For Government Human Resources (FAHR)’s circular, all federal government employees who are not vaccinated will need to be frequently tested, compared to those who have already been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Gov’t Requires All Unvaccinated Public Employees in UAE to Undergo PCR Test After Every 2 Days
Meanwhile, those who have already received the complete doses of COVID-19 vaccines available in the UAE are exempted from this ruling, the Gulf Business reported.
As of August 21, a total of 60,942 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in the past 24 hours.
In total, 17.6 million doses of vaccine have been provided to the residents of the UAE.
— WAM English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) August 21, 2021
On the other hand, there have been 1,066 new cases of infections reported as of Aug 21, raising the nationwide total to 708,302.