Dubai orders 80% of private sector employees to work from home

All private sector organizations in Dubai must begin a working from home scheme for 80 percent of their employees as part of coronavirus preventative measures. (AFP)
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Updated 26 March 2020

Dubai orders 80% of private sector employees to work from home

  • All of Dubai’s government workers were ordered to start working from home
  • The UAE as a whole has reported 333 confirmed cases

DUBAI: All private sector organizations in Dubai must begin a working from home scheme for 80 percent of their employees as part of coronavirus preventative measures, the emirate’s economic department announced on Wednesday.

The directive started on March 25 and will run until April 9.Businesses exempt from the decision include pharmacies, grocery stores and supermarkets. 

 

 

 

 

All of Dubai’s government workers were ordered to start working from home on Wednesday.

Commercial properties in Dubai, with a handful of “essential exemptions,” were also ordered to close starting Wednesday until April 8.

Schools in the emirate have already been closed and students have been taking part in e-learning programs established by the government. 

The UAE as a whole has reported 333 confirmed cases of the virus, with 2 deaths and 52 recoveries.


Egypt footballer gets harassed for sharing photo with his 3-year-old girl

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Egypt footballer gets harassed for sharing photo with his 3-year-old girl

CAIRO: An Egyptian footballer has threatened to sue Instagram users who sent abusive messages this week over photos of himself and his three-year-old daughter.
The incident involving Amre Soulia, a player at Al-Ahly football club, has caused a storm on social media in Egypt after comments on his photos triggered widespread anger over harassment.  
The player publicly called out a number of people who had harassed him and his daughter by sharing screenshots of their comments that mainly targeted what the young girl was wearing - a black T-shirt and jeans.
The player is seen holding his daughter’s hand while she smiles back at him.  

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“May God save her for you … but I hope you make your daughter wear respectable clothes because you’re a respectful player,” one user wrote to Soulia.
Another user said: “Cover up your daughter, son, so that she grows to become one (who’s covered).”
Several other sexually-loaded remarks targeted the little girl, prompting the player to take legal action against them. 
“All legal measures were taken and a lawsuit was filed against anyone who insulted me or any member of my family,” Soulia wrote on his social media account. 
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The incident is the latest in Egypt, where sexual assault and harassment are deep-seated problems. 
Egyptian actor Sherif Mounir recently hit out at people who insulted his teenage daughters in a picture he shared of them on Instagram.