Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Too Hard to Delay Daylight Saving Time

Times of Israel:

Israel could delay switching to daylight saving time to discourage public traffic in the streets in the evening hours and promote social distancing, as part of the fight against the coronavirus, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said Sunday.

Currently, clocks are planned to spring forward later this week, on the night between March 26 and March 27.

Via Dave DeLong:

Oh, and we’ve got 5 days to change and distribute the timezone databases 😉

Hana Levi Julian:

The government decided this week against going ahead with the change from winter time to summer time, mainly because there were too many complications involved in dealing with the digital presets of the servers and other computers and equipment that were already set up for the change to a summer clock to take place overnight between this coming Thursday and Friday.

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