Monday, 06 December 2021 02:39 GMT

Ramadan: Morocco to Switch Back to GMT on Sunday


(MENAFN- Morocco World News) Morocco will go back to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on Sunday, June 5 at 3.00 a.m., the ministry of Public Service and Administration Modernization announced.

The country will suspend the daylight saving time (GMT+1) as of June 5 until July 10, 2016, the ministry pointed out in a statement.

Public administrations will work continuously from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Morocco's airline carrier, Royal Air Maroc, said in a statement earlier this week that its flights would change as a result of the return to GMT time

Morocco has been enforcing daylight saving time during summer with an interruption in the fasting month of Ramadan.

The measure does not enjoy the unanimity of Moroccans. In March 2015, a petition launched by a group of Moroccan on called on the government to reconsider its decision to observe daylight saving time.

People who oppose such measure argue that daylight saving time has a 'negative impact, increases the risks of heart attacks and causes sleeping disorders.'


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