March 25, 2020 / 2:00 PM / 11 days ago

Dubai directs private sector to implement remote work for 80% of staff

DUBAI, March 25 (Reuters) - Dubai has directed private sector companies to implement remote working systems for 80% of staff from now until April 9, the authority regulating business in the emirate said on Twitter on Wednesday.

Pharmacies, grocery stores, supermarkets and cooperative societies were excluded from the order, Dubai Economy said. The measure was taken “to ensure public health and safety”.

Reporting by Yousef Saba, editing by Louise Heavens

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