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Gulf country announces 2-month summer ban on outdoor work

Manama: A midday break for outdoor workers was announced in Bahrain. The Labour and Social Development Ministry has announced the ban on outdoor afternoon work till 4 pm. The new order will be effective, starting July till the end of August.

A fine of BD500-BD1000 along with a jail term not exceeding three months will be imposed on those who violate this Law.

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Similar orders were also issued in UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development in Saudi Arabia had announced a mid-day break for the workers, which has come into force from June 15 and will end on September 15. UAE had announced a three-month mid-day break from June 15.


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