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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.

In pictures: Dubai efforts to counter Covid-19 outbreak in high-density labour camps

Dubai authorities are intensifying precautionary measures at labour camps to safeguard the health and wellbeing of blue-collar workers amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

In pictures: Dubai efforts to counter Covid-19 outbreak in high-density labour camps

The extensive measures are part of Dubai’s campaign to counter Covid-19 in high-density labour accommodation facilities.

In pictures: Dubai efforts to counter Covid-19 outbreak in high-density labour camps

Workers who test positive are quarantined, while those that require medical care are hospitalised at medical facilities that provide the highest level of care.

In pictures: Dubai efforts to counter Covid-19 outbreak in high-density labour camps

Suspected cases are isolated and subjected to tests to ensure all workers are free of the virus.

In pictures: Dubai efforts to counter Covid-19 outbreak in high-density labour camps

Currently, extensive COVID-19 tests are being conducted at a number of labour camps in Dubai.

In pictures: Dubai efforts to counter Covid-19 outbreak in high-density labour camps

Inspection teams regularly assess labour accommodations and ensure buildings meet health and safety requirements.

In pictures: Dubai efforts to counter Covid-19 outbreak in high-density labour camps

Regular field visits are organised to carry out proactive Covid-19 tests and raise awareness on the virus.

In pictures: Dubai efforts to counter Covid-19 outbreak in high-density labour camps

The campaign conducted in various labour camps has played a significant role in reducing the spread of the virus.