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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 28 February 2021

Suspected Covid-19 outbreak shuts Dubai's Philippines labour office

Recent visitors urged to go for PCR tests as a precaution

A woman wearing a protective face mask and gloves holds a sign at Mall of the Emirates. The Philippine labour office was closed for two days in Dubai after a suspected outbreak of the virus. Reuters
A woman wearing a protective face mask and gloves holds a sign at Mall of the Emirates. The Philippine labour office was closed for two days in Dubai after a suspected outbreak of the virus. Reuters

The labour office for Philippine nationals in Dubai has been temporarily closed due to a possible outbreak of Covid-19.

Work at the Philippines Overseas Labour Office was suspended on Sunday for at least two days while disinfection was being carried out.

A notice posted by the office advised anyone who visited the premises in recent days to take PCR tests for coronavirus as a precaution.

It is the second time Philippine government services have been suspended in Dubai in recent weeks.

Consular services for Filipinos living in the UAE were also suspended for two days after a suspected outbreak of Covid-19 at the offices in Al Qusais 3 on January 17.

Philippine nationals with existing appointments for the closure period will be contacted through their registered mobile number or email address.

Immediate assistance can be availed by calling the Labour Office hotline on 050 652 6626 or via email at polodubai@ymail.com, or the Owwa hotline on 050 558 5536 or email dubai@owwa.gov.ph.

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