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Posted On: 1 July 2020 02:50 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:12 am

Working hours no longer restricted in private sector workplaces: Qatar Cabinet decision

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Today, His Excellency (H.E.) Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani chaired the regular Cabinet meeting via video conference technology. The most important decision made in today's meeting is that the cabinet has decided to end the working hours restriction placed on the private sector and its employees present at the workplace, starting Thursday, 2 July 2020.

According to the cabinet's previous decision taken on Wednesday 3 June 2020, private-sector employees (who had to be present at the workplace) were allowed to be present at their place of work from 7 am to 8 pm.

Today's cabinet meeting was also attended by H.E Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi, and H.E. Minister of Public Health Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari who shed light on the latest developments to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Qatar. The Cabinet affirmed continued implementation of the precautionary measures taken to combat this epidemic.

After that, the Cabinet considered the topics on the agenda as follows:

First, It looked into taking the appropriate measures to issue a draft law amending some provisions of Law no. 12 of 1998 regulating the Central Municipal Council, after the cabinet examined the recommendations of the Shura Council.

Second, it took the appropriate measures to ratify:

A- An agreement to support a United Nations Development Programme that helps junior technical employees, signed between Qatar represented in the government and the United Nations Development Programme.

B- A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Qatar and the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations.

Third, The cabinet approved:

1- A draft agreement on opening an office for the Global Green Growth Institute in Qatar, signed between the government of Qatar and the Global Green Growth Institute.

2- A draft MoU on joint cooperation in the field of healthcare between the government of the State of Qatar and the government of the Republic of El Salvador.

3- A draft protocol agreement between the government of Qatar and the government of the People's Republic of China on avoiding tax duplicity and preventing income tax evasion.

Fourth, the cabinet reviewed the outcomes of the 73rd session of the World Health Assembly and the 147th session of the assembly's Executive Board, and took the appropriate measures regarding them.