Sharjah suspends transport of workers to other emirates

The move is part of precautionary measures to protect their health and safety

Sharjah suspends transport of workers to other emirates

Sharjah has suspended the movement of labourers to other emirates for work.

The Sharjah Economic Development Department's decision also means that labourers from other emirates will not be allowed to come into Sharjah to work.

The new restrictions are part of precautionary measures for workers to protect their health and safety.

Some activities such as cleaning, food and private security establishments have been exempted from the circular.

However, these firms must reduce the number of workers being transported by half, and workers must wear masks and keep at least two metres of distance from one another.

Sultan Abdullah bin Hadda Al Suwaidi, SEDD Chairman, said that it is important for all companies to take measures to control the virus such as ensuring the highest levels of hygiene and visiting the relevant authorities immediately if there is any doubt about a worker being infected.

There will be administrative penalties for any violators.

Other emirates have been taking similar precautions, with Dubai and Abu Dhabi banning the transport of workers on Tuesday.

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