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Abu Dhabi Ports Establishes COVID-19 Testing Facilities
Facilities at Zayed and Khalifa Ports set up in 24 hours
Stepping up efforts to preserve the health and safety of maritime personnel in Abu Dhabi and to drive business continuity, Abu Dhabi Ports has constructed COVID-19 testing facilities at both Zayed Port and Khalifa Ports.
Accessible to all Abu Dhabi Ports employees, contractors and subcontractors active in the ports, the new facilities, which were constructed in record-time within one day, can process up to 700 tests daily.
Housing the latest in medical diagnostic equipment for detecting COVID-19, the 150 sqm facilities are fully staffed by qualified medical personnel who can conduct the tests in a matter of minutes with results returning within 24 hours. Abu Dhabi Ports aims to conduct 6,000 tests in the upcoming days.
Captain Hazzaa Al Junaibi, Corporate Security Manager, Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “Hundreds of thousands of port personnel, ship crews, and offshore workers across the world are running critical maritime operations, day and night, to ensure that the global supply chain continues to move critical cargo to where it is most needed."
The port authority has also unveiled several relief packages to support customers within its industrial zone cluster.
To show its support for critical infrastructure personnel and healthcare providers battling COVID-19, Abu Dhabi Ports has enacted a solidarity campaign that will continue to run until the conclusion of the global pandemic.
Aptly named “Horn of Hope”, the initiative sees the daily sounding of horns in 15-second bursts from all ships in harbours around the world.
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