Green pass mandatory to enter UAE govt buildings

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MoHAP stressed that unvaccinated individuals and those with ‘grey status’ on the Al Hosn app will not be allowed access to federal government entities…reports Asian Lite News

All federal government employees and the public seeking federal government services nationwide are required to follow the Green Pass Protocol on Alhosn app effective 3rd January, 2022, to have access to federal entities, with entry to these departments to be confined to the individuals who have received two doses of UAE-approved COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots. A negative PCR test every 14 days is needed to maintain the green status in Al Hosn app.

Green pass mandatory to enter UAE govt buildings

This was announced by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), in collaboration with the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority NCEMA), in line with the UAE’s COVID-19 recovery drive and efforts made at the country level to ensure public safety.

Meanwhile, those with vaccination exemption will be allowed entry, provided their green status is active on Al Hosn app, which will require taking a PCR test every seven days to maintain, while children aged under 16 will not be required to undergo any Covid tests.

MoHAP stressed that unvaccinated individuals and those with ‘grey status’ on the Al Hosn app will not be allowed access to federal government entities.

The Ministry underlined the importance of taking the booster shots, as per the approved national vaccination protocol in order to ensure the acquired community immunity against the backdrop of the emergence of new COVID-19 variants.

Meanwhile, the health ministry announced that it conducted 310,797 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours.

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In a statement, the Ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment. As part of its intensified testing campaign, MoHAP announced 285 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 744,137.

According to the Ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and receiving the necessary care.

The Ministry added that no COVID-19-related deaths have been recorded in the past 24 hours, with the total number of deaths in the country remaining at 2,151.

MoHAP also noted that an additional 131 individuals had fully recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 738,636.