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05 April

World of work changing rapidly; dedication at home, workplace and everywhere has to continue: Mohammed bin Rashid

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, stated that the UAE is forging ahead with the implementation of all planned national projects and valued added initiatives aimed at ensuring decided life for all Emiratis and residents alike.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed made the statement while chairing a virtual meeting of the UAE Cabinet this morning. "We are proud of the flexibility and readiness shown by the UAE Government in dealing with the current developments. Our services are continuing around the clock," His Highness said.

"Today, and every day, we are learning new things. We will continue to improve our services and develop our tools to serve our people. The real value of government work is what we add to the country and to the life of our citizens and residents. During the current circumstances, we want to reach out to our people in a more effective way to support them and facilitate the services provided for them," Sheikh Mohammed added.

"World of work is changing rapidly; dedication at home, workplace and everywhere has to continue. If we need to change the system of our government work, we will do so without hesitation," he added.

At the start of the meeting, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed was briefed by a number of ministers on the government’s latest efforts to bring COVID-19 under control Addressing the meeting, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, highlighted the measures taken by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to communicate with UAE citizens outside the country and ensure their safe return.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed also talked about the conditions of the UAE diplomatic and consular corps in several countries, in light of the global efforts being made to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Abdul Rahman bin Muhammad Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, spoke about the latest developments in the country’s health sector, and the efforts made to limit the spread of coronavirus.

"The ministry, in cooperation with its partners, is working to harness all available capacities and energies to face current challenges," he said, stressing that the UAE is able to deal with the repercussions of pandemic, thanks to the support of the country’s leadership and the concerted efforts of government and health agencies.