ZonesCorp, an operator of purpose-built economic zones in the UAE, announced that it has stepped up precautionary measures against Novel Coronavirus at its workers residential cities. As part of the move, ZonesCorp hosted an awareness workshop to educate workers on how to protect themselves from COVID-19 in collaboration with the Department of Health, Abu Dhabi.
ZonesCorp’s precautionary measures include setting up quarantine facilities for workers coming from outside the country within designated clusters, as well as implementing disinfectant procedures at residential cities and buses used by companies to transport workers from and to the residential cities. Furthermore, workers are undergoing regular health screening and all residential complexes have been fitted out with thermal detection devices and sterilisation equipment to protect public safety.
ZonesCorp hosted an awareness workshop to educate workers on how to protect themselves from COVID-19
ZonesCorp comprises 30 workers residential cities with a total capacity of 420,000 workers. Developed to the latest residential health and safety standards, these cities are fitted with all necessary medical services and amenities, and cater to the needs of over 880 industrial and commercial establishments operating in oil, automotive, food, pharmaceuticals, building materials, among others.
His Excellency Mohamed Al Khadar Al Ahmed, Acting Director General of ZonesCorp, said: “It is a top priority for ZonesCorp to protect the health and safety of workers of various companies and industrial establishments based in our economic zones. In line with this priority, we have taken stringent precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus in line with international best practices.”
He added: “As we are well-aware of the economic consequences of a potential Coronavirus outbreak, we have taken all necessary measures to create a healthy work environment and reassure the investors and their workforce that their health and safety are our primary concern. Such efforts are aligned with our objective of providing best-in-class services, developing state-of-the-art infrastructure, and offering strategic location and easy access to neighbouring markets. Furthermore, our integrated facilities and services allow the companies to enhance the efficiency of their operations and improve productivity.”