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UAE PM Says Entering New Phase of Gradual Reopening of Economy

UAE PM Says Entering New Phase of Gradual Reopening of Economy

Monday, 1 June, 2020 - 09:30
UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum during cabinet virtual meeting. (WAM)

The UAE is entering a new stage as the economic activity gradually resumes but every person should be responsible, announced Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Sunday.

Speaking at the first cabinet meeting since government workers returned to their offices, he asserted that health remains a priority and a responsibility.

“We are approaching a new phase of gradual reopening of our economy where entities & sectors are responsible for safeguarding health of employees. Public health remains a top priority,” he tweeted.

He said the government has efficiently worked remotely during the “past months and today is completing its works from the field after the return of employees to work.”

Sheikh Mohammed stressed the UAE will continue to serve all and pursue its efforts to deliver its centennial plan which aims to make the country among the best in the world.

The cabinet meeting, which was held via video conferencing, discussed procedures for the return of employees to their offices and the future mechanisms of government work.

“We have instructed officials to provide all means of safety and prevention and create a healthy environment for the safety of all,” added Sheikh Mohammed.

He added that over the past few months, the country became stronger, better and faster and that the next step would require a new spirit, with different thinking to work faster with greater flexibility.

The government also discussed judicial and government online services, as well as societal culture in light of the implications of the coronavirus outbreak.

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