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Cabinet Announces Official Ramadan Working Hours for Government, Private sector

23 Apr, 2020 12:00 AMAl Sharq NewspaperIntended Audience
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HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani chaired Wednesday the regular weekly cabinet meeting using video conference technology.

The Cabinet decided the official working hours during the holy month of Ramadan for the year 1441 AH will be for employees and workers according to the following:

- The government sector is four hours per day, starting from nine in the morning until one in the afternoon.

- The private sector is six hours a day, starting from nine in the morning until three in the afternoon.

The stores of foodstuffs, pharmacies, and restaurants working on deliveries and the contracting sector are excluded from the application of this decision. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in coordination with the concerned authorities, shall determine the other necessary activities exempted from this decision.

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