In pictures: Dubai efforts to counter Covid-19 outbreak in high-density labour camps
Teams from the Dubai Health Authority, Covid-19 Command and Control Centre, Dubai Police, the Permanent Committee for Labour Affairs and the private sector are working closely to ensure labourers remain safe and enjoy a good standard of living.
Dubai authorities are intensifying precautionary measures at labour camps to safeguard the health and wellbeing of blue-collar workers amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
The extensive measures are part of Dubai’s campaign to counter Covid-19 in high-density labour accommodation facilities.
Workers who test positive are quarantined, while those that require medical care are hospitalised at medical facilities that provide the highest level of care.
Suspected cases are isolated and subjected to tests to ensure all workers are free of the virus.
Currently, extensive COVID-19 tests are being conducted at a number of labour camps in Dubai.
Inspection teams regularly assess labour accommodations and ensure buildings meet health and safety requirements.
Regular field visits are organised to carry out proactive Covid-19 tests and raise awareness on the virus.
The campaign conducted in various labour camps has played a significant role in reducing the spread of the virus.