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Covid-19: Some UAE federal employees can take paid leave

As part of the move, the resolution means married federal government employess can take paid leave to take care of their children below the age of 16

Covid-19: Some UAE federal employees can take paid leave

As part of the move, the resolution means married federal government employees can take paid leave to take care of their children below the age of 16.


Married federal government employees can now take fully paid leave to care for loved ones amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as part of a resolution approved by the UAE cabinet.

As part of the move, the resolution means married federal government employees can take paid leave to take care of their children below the age of 16.

The age condition, however, does not apply to people of determination, as well as in cases where a spouse is subject to self-isolation or quarantine conditions that require no contact with family members.

The resolution also applies to employees whose spouses work in health-related occupations, such as nurses, paramedics and other technical jobs, as well as employees of a quarantine centres throughout the UAE’s coronavirus emergency period.

The resolution, however, notes that ministries and federal authorities may ask employees in essential technical occupations to work remotely, rather than take leave.

On Wednesday, UAE authorities announced that 300 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 had been detected, bringing the country’s total to 2,659.

An additional 53 coronavirus patients have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 239. To date, over 539,000 coronavirus tests have been carried out in the UAE.

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