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UAE to launch bonus scheme for Covid-19 frontline workers

The UAE has also announced an online payments business that will provide services for a variety of sectors

UAE to launch bonus scheme for Covid-19 frontline workers

Sheikh Mohammed said that the UAE government “team” is working to serve Emiratis and residents alike.

The UAE will form a bonus scheme for vital sector workers during emergencies such as the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the country’s state-run WAM news agency, the system includes means of distribution and a specific set of criteria for essential staff to be compensated for their work in times of crisis.

The compensation will be available for workers employed by the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention, which has been on the frontline of the country’s battle against the coronavirus.

“It is our duty to appreciate everyone who contributed and participated in bearing the burdens with us during the crisis,” UAE Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said. “We say to everyone that the best is always to come in the Emirates.”

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In addition, Sheikh Mohammed said that the UAE government “team” is working to serve Emiratis and residents alike.

“We continuously improve the services [and] development innovative decisions,” he added. “Our goal is to build a bright future for our young generations.”

Online payments business

In its most recent meeting, the UAE Cabinet also announced the establishment of the ‘Al Etihad Digital Payments Company’, an online payments business that will provide services for a variety of sectors.

“Our national digital economy is evolving and our institutions are keeping pace,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

In the future, Sheikh Mohammed added that “work in the UAE will continue from the field and remotely.”

“We embrace the evolution of work practices to maintain leadership and we will adopt innovative systems and tools,” he added.

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