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Covid-19 testing facilities installed at Abu Dhabi ports

The new facilities at Zayed Port and Khalifa Port can process up to 700 tests each day

Covid-19 testing facilities installed at Abu Dhabi ports

Abu Dhabi Ports has installed Covid-19 testing facilities at Zayed Port and Khalifa Port to help safeguard maritime personnel in the emirate, it was announced on Tuesday.

The new facilities – which were constructed in just one day – can process up to 700 tests a day. They are accessible to all Abu Dhabi Ports employees, contractors and subcontractors active in the ports.

In a statement, Abu Dhabi Ports said it plans to conduct 6,000 tests in the next few days.

“Hundreds of thousands of port personnel, ship crews, and offshore workers across the world are running critical maritime operations, day and night, to ensure that the global supply chain continues to move critical cargo to where it is most needed,” said Captain Hazzaa Al Junaibi, corporate security manager of Abu Dhabi Ports.

“As part of our fight against COVID-19, it is imperative we redouble our efforts to protect the health of these invaluable individuals, so they can continue to support our vital economic and trade lifelines and help mitigate the overall impact of the coronavirus pandemic,” he added.

Abu Dhabi ports has also introduced temperature screening at all sea checkpoints, as well as thermal scans of all vessel crews and offshore personnel.

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