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Time to comply with e-media law to run out July 25: official – ‘Ban on working outside during noon still in effect’

KUWAIT CITY, July 5, (KUNA): The legal time allotted to adhere to Kuwait’s electronic media (e-media) law will run out on July 25, an official said on Wednesday. Speaking to the press, Mohammad Al-Awash, the Ministry of Information’s (MoI) official spokesman and Assistant Undersecretary for Planning and Knowledge Development, said that all media outlets encompassed by the e-media law are required to be in compliance with the law. He pointed out that those seeking permits should do so before the legal time was over. The MoI has enacted an e-media law in efforts to regulate print and online media.

Meanwhile, the decision to ban laborers from working in exposed areas during noon hours is still enforced, said Deputy Director Manager of Kuwait Public Authority of Manpower Abdullah Al-Mutotah on Wednesday. He noted the decision, carried out since July first, was implemented to prevent workers from carrying out tasks under the scorching heat of the sun. Regarding the authority’s efforts to enforce the decision, Al-Mutotah said that some 56 sites, with 132 laborers, have violated the accord, adding that only 35 sites, with 83 laborers, have abided by the decision

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