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UAE Government introduces flexible working hours for mothers impacted by coronavirus nursery closures

Nurseries in the country have been closed for two weeks in a bid to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus

UAE Government introduces flexible working hours for mothers impacted by coronavirus nursery closures

Working mothers can arrive two hours late or leave two hours before they finish normal working hours to take care of their children, who are registered at nurseries and kindergartens.

Females working in UAE Government ministries and federal entities, who have children in nurseries, have been granted flexible working hours.

Nurseries in the UAE were closed on Sunday for two weeks as the country strives to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Under a circular from the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR), working mothers can arrive two hours late or leave two hours before they finish normal working hours to take care of their children, who are registered at nurseries and kindergartens.

According to the circular, the flexible hours will end once the nurseries reopen.

There have been 21 cases of coronavirus confirmed in the UAE; five people have fully recovered, while 16 cases remain “active” and two are described as “serious”, according to global tracker worldometers.

There are currently 1,130 confirmed cases of coronavirus throughout the Middle East.

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