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Employment and Workplace

Cabinet: Reducing Number of Employees in Government Entities to 20%, While 80% To Start Working Remotely

19 Mar, 2020 12:00 AMAl Sharq Newspaper, Gulf TimesIntended Audience
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HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, chaired the Cabinet weekly meeting held yesterday noon at Amiri Diwan.

The Cabinet reviewed topics on its meeting's agenda as following:

First: The Cabinet listened to explanation given by HE Minister of Public Health regarding the latest developments and measures that have been taken by all relevant authorities to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), in order to ensure the health and safety of citizens and residents in the State of Qatar.   

Second: The Cabinet decided to reduce number of employees who are present in the workplaces of government entities into 20% out of the total workforce for each government entity in order to complete necessary works for the functioning and regularity of public facilities. This happens while 80% of employees will start their works remotely from their homes or upon request. This will be effective from Sunday, 22 March 2020 for two weeks, during which the situation will be assessed in order to take necessary decision, with the exception of military, security and healthcare sectors. In addition, the Cabinet emphasized that the State’s projects would not be affected and necessary precautionary and preventive measures would be taken, and Their Excellences Ministers and Heads of government agencies will assume the responsibility of taking necessary measures in this regard.

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