Pakistan consulate in Dubai closed after new Covid-19 cases

The consulate will resume its regular services from February 14

DUBAI: The Pakistan Consulate in Dubai on Monday announced its closure for three days for sterilisation after the detection of some Covid-19 cases in the premises.

The consulate in a statement said that all services and the Dubai consulate will remain closed from Tuesday (February 9) till Thursday (February 11) for a thorough sterilisation process.

The consulate will resume its regular services from Sunday, February 14.

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In case of emergencies related to repatriation of remains, Pakistani citizens in Dubai and the Northern Emirates can call Zubair Ahmed at 054-4295324. For other emergency cases, the country’s nationals can call Hafiz Ali Nawaz at 056-3518068 and Miraj Rasool at 056-4817976.

“From Sunday, February 14, 2021, the Consulate will serve 25 applicants at a time as per SOPs (standard operating procedures). Only applicant himself/herself will be allowed to enter the consulate premises. Accompanying persons will not be allowed to enter the Consulate. All community members are required to cooperate to implement the Covid-19 SOPs as per the UAE laws,” the consulate statement said.

There are approximately 1.3 million Pakistanis currently living in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.

 

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