Combating Covid-19: Blue-collar workers get quarantine facilities in Abu Dhabi

Workshops were held to create awareness among workers


Thermal scanners, awareness campaigns, setting up quarantine facilities and more precautions have been taken at workers residential facilities across Abu Dhabi.

In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, ZonesCorp - largest operator of purpose-built economic zones in the UAE - took a range of stringent measures at its 30 workers residential cities with a capacity of 420,000 blue-collar workers in Mussafah, Mafraq,Razeen, Hameem, Al Ain, Al Gharbia, and Saadiyat Island.

Workshops, in collaboration with the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi, were held to create awareness among workers. Quarantine facilities were established for workers coming from outside the UAE within designated clusters.

Residential cities and buses used by workers were disinfected. Workers take regular health screenings and all residential complexes have been fitted with thermal detection devices and sterilisation equipment.

Mohamed Al Khadar Al Ahmed, Acting Director General, ZonesCorp, said protecting health and safety of workers is top priority. "As we are well-aware of the economic consequences of a potential coronavirus outbreak, we have taken all necessary measures to create a healthy work environment and reassure the investors and their workforce that their health and safety are our primary concern."

All workers residential cities have been developed to the latest health and safety standards, and are fitted with all necessary medical services and amenities, and cater to the needs of over 880 establishments.

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