Dubai-based businessman donates building to COVID-19 efforts

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An Indian businessman has donated a fully-equipped building in Jumeirah Lake Towers to quarantine people who've tested positive for COVID-19.

In a letter addressed to the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Ajay Sobhraj Au Finja, Founder and Chairman of Finja Jewellery, said the 77,000 sqft property can accommodate up to 400 people.

“I believe that in such challenging times, it is imperative for the community to come together and support the country we reside in to overcome this pandemic," he wrote.

"I am extremely pleased to offer my assistance to the government during this critical period and support the city that has continued to contribute to my success and growth for the past 25 years."

The building has undergone all necessary maintenance, including deep cleaning, sanitisation and air conditioning servicing, to ensure the facilities meet the required health and safety standards.

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