Monday, October 29, 2018

Morocco Abruptly Drops Clock Change

Morocco has decided to scrap winter time and will instead keep its clocks at summer time, GMT+1, all year around.

The announcement comes less than two days before the clocks would have gone back by one hour on Sunday.

Avoiding the switch would save "an hour of natural light", Administrative Reform Minister Mohammed Ben Abdelkader told Maghreb Arabe Press.

The north African nation joins a number of others, mainly in Africa and Asia, which do not use daylight saving.

Reaction to the change has been mixed on social media, with one person calling the last-minute decision Kafkaesque.

Another questioned how it would affect activities during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

While others welcomed the decision.