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Midday Heat Escape for Workers

On June 25, 2007

Gulf Daily News reports that migrant workers might get an opportunity to escape the heat of the midday sun during Bahrain's hottest two months, as The Cabinet urges a ban on outdoor work from 12-4pm during July and August.

The Cabinet yesterday moved to protect workers from Bahrain's scorching summer heat. The Premier has urged a ban on construction or other outdoor work from 12-4pm during July and August."This stems from the government's concern for labour safety and because of a remarkable rise in temperature and humidity in summer, which might endanger workers' health," a statement said.

The Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa tasked the Labour Minister to issue a ministerial decision in this regard.