UAE: Quarantine exemption for healthcare workers after close contact with COVID-19 patients

Workers of Dubai healthcare, who were in close contact with Covid-19 positive, have been excluded from quarantine. 

In a circular released by the Dubai Healthcare Authority, the decision is in line with the directives from the Command and Control Centre for Covid-19 in Dubai. 

Healthcare workers can avoid quarantine if the following conditions are met: 

  • Contact healthcare workers are free of symptoms;
  •  The primary series of vaccination and the booster dose have been taken; 
  • the primary series of vaccinations have been completed and they had earlier been infected with Covid-19.

As of Thursday, January 20, this circular is in effect. Similarly, the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi issued a mandate for healthcare workers as well.

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