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Kuwait lifts ban on working outdoors in summer midday

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) yesterday announced the end of the ban for working outdoors that was from 11 am to 4 pm in the summer. PAM’s spokesperson Aseel Al-Mazyad said that this order was made to protect the workers from the hot weather, and it was activated in the beginning of June and effectively ended at the end of August. She noted that inspections were conducted round the clock on construction sites to monitor violations. Up to 1,551 breaches were recorded at 1.519 sites, she added.

Kuwait Times monitored outdoor worksites across the country during the ban period and reported numerous violations including at construction sites in Kuwait City, Salmiya, Shuwaikh, Jleeb, Farwaniya and other locales around Kuwait.

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