Abu Dhabi firms refusing requests for COVID-19 tests will face fines

Companies in Abu Dhabi will be fined if they don't comply with the government's requests for getting workers tested for COVID-19.

That's according to a new circular released by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), which urged owners and managers of commercial and industrial facilities to ensure the implementation of key preventive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Firms that refuse to carry out requests for COVID-19 tests for their staff will face a AED 5,000 fine. 

The fine will be doubled for second-time violators, and possible legal action for third-time offenders. 

Officials added that these are steps taken in line with the directives issued by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) and the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP).

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