PHOTO: Midday work ban starts today

Starting today (Saturday), June 15, the Ministry of Labor will begin enforcing shortened work hours for anyone working outdoors.

According to the midday work ban, which will be in effect until Aug. 31, sponsors must ensure that their employees are not working between the hours of 11am and 3pm and that they work outdoors for no more than five hours during the day.

Temperatures have regularly been above 40C in Qatar this month, and some workers have already reportedly been buckling under the heat.


Credit: Photo by Muhammad Kamran Qureshi

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