Coronavirus Hotline Launched in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Police have announced a hotline for those suffering Coronavirus and living in labour accommodation has been established. The 909 hotline will allow reports and enquiries about Coronavirus infections from labour accommodation and support efforts to limit the outbreak.

They made the announcement today on the same day the hotline was established. It will operate 24/7 and will offer interpreter services.

Once the Police receive reports of an infection, they will deploy medical teams to carry out an initial assessment at the labour accommodation. If they consider the patient is critical, they will refer them to hospital and if they are non-critical they will be taken to isolation centres. The Abu Dhabi authorities are already screening en masse in Musaffah and have been since 30 May. They are aiming to test at least 335,000 people living and working in the area and is being carried out in phases with workers in one or two sectors being tested at a time. The sixth phase of the testing is underway. In addition, workers living in other areas, including in shared units in downtown Abu Dhabi are also being tested en masse. This follows an extension of the screening programme. The Al Mena Centre is seeing more than 2,000 people a day and an average test lasts 20 minutes. Full story

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