News Local Health Ministry warning over high temps

Health Ministry warning over high temps

With temperatures set to hit 40 C inland on Thursday, the Health Ministry has urged the public to be careful, with extra precautions recommended for vulnerable groups such as babies, children, people over 65, pregnant woman and people with health issues .

In a written statement on Thursday, it said the public should avoid extensive exposure to the sun, unnecessary movement and strenuous physical exercise; they should wear loose, light coloured clothes and wear a hat sunglasses if exposed to the sun; avoid consumption of alcohol, coffee and heavy food and prefer instead light food, vegetables and juice. They should also drink plenty of water.

The ministry also recommended the use of fans and air condition and lukewarm showers during the day.

Special care should be taken with babies who must be dressed lightly. Parents should consult their paediatricians  about liquids. People with a chronic condition such as respiratory or heart problems should consult their doctors about any special measures they should take.

Finally the Health Ministry urged the public to be particularly careful during the hours for which the Met Office has issued the yellow alert — 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

Meanwhile, in a separate announcement the Labour Ministry has warned over heat stress and said employers should take all necessary precautions, including interrupting work if necessary.

Read more

https://in-cyprus.com/in-cyprus/yellow-alert-for-thursday-with-temps-set-to-hit-40-c-inland/

 

 

Top Stories

Schools close only if we say so, Prodromou notes

  Five hundred pupils have missed classes due to the Covid-19 pandemic, said education minister Prodromos Prodromou, making clear that there was no need for...

Famagusta hospital Covid patients rise to 24, four in increased care

  The number of Covid 19 patients being treated at the Famagusta General, the referral hospital for coronavirus, remained at 24, (22 yesterday) four of...

Turkish VP Octay illegally visits fenced off city of Varosha

  Turkish Vice President Fuat Octay walked along the beachfront of the fenced off city of Varosha today, part of which was illegally opened earlier...

18 people given preferential citizenships in casino resort, says Auditor General

  The Auditor General's Office has accused the government of bending the rules on the citizenships for investment programme, by granting passports outside the framework...

Kakoratzia state forest fire put out before spreading

  A fast forest fire service response prevented a potentially destructive fire from spreading this morning. It broke out at the Falkonopetra area of the Kakoratzia...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...