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The Directorate of Human Resources — Sharjah Government issued a circular for the work from home policy for female employees with children undertaking distance learning.
In the circular, the directorate stressed that due to the move to remote learning during the second semester, which started on Monday, (Jan.3) and following the directives to support mothers working for the local government departments, mothers of children in Grade 6 and below and children who are from People of Determination or suffering from chronic diseases, are eligible to work from home.
The circular noted that the said entities would allow female employees to work from home under certain conditions, as mothers will be allowed to work from home provided their job can be done remotely with no effects on the operations of the government entity they are employed in.
It further affirmed that the local departments might authorise male employees to work remotely if they have no one to care for and follow-up children only during an official remote learning schedule.
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The committee also approved remote working for employees aged 60 plus, those with chronic diseases and weak immunity, employees of determination, pregnant and nursing employees and one of the parents of a child studying remotely, grades 10 and below.
The Ministry of Education said the decision was taken as part of preventative and precautionary measures against the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, with the aim of protecting the health of students and the general public.
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The vote in the 15-member Security Council was 13-1 with the United Kingdom abstaining. The United States circulated a rival UNSC resolution that would support a temporary cease-fire in Gaza linked to the release of all hostages, and call for the lifting of all restrictions on the delivery of humanitarian aid.