BEIRUT: Prime Minister Tammam Salam issued a memo Tuesday shortening the working day for government employees in the holy month of Ramadan, set to begin later in June.
State institutions and municipalities will work between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. during the holy month of Ramadan, two hours less than the regular shifts. State institutions usually open at 8 a.m. and close at 2 p.m.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims around the world unite in a period of fasting and spiritual reflection. The month is expected to begin on or around June 28 this year.