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, The Daily Star reported.
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.