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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

Experts warn of health issues from the heatwave

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Muscat: Oman Meteorology said high temperatures in the mid-forties were recorded in Rustaq (46.7ºC) Wadi al Maawil (47.5ºC), Sur (47.1ºC), and Bausher (45ºC) as the heatwave continued unabated in the country.


There are chances that maximum temperatures in the coastal areas of the Sea of Oman and the coasts of the Arabian Sea may be in the late 40s with a possibility of crossing the 50ºC at times, until Tuesday.


According to Oman Meteorology, minimum temperatures will be between the mid-thirties and the middle of the forties.


It has urged people to take necessary measures to avoid sunstrokes and heat exhaustion, especially workers who are exposed to sunlight and high temperatures. Companies should take proper care and train workers train workers to avoid exposure to the sun and ensure they get enough rest periods to take drink water.


Meanwhile, health experts have said that climate change can impact the livelihood of people, apart from its effect on mental and physical health, and can contribute to the spread of infectious diseases.


Experts said that extreme related to climate change have affected the productivity of various food sectors — including agricultural and fishery sectors — around the world, thereby aggravating food insecurity issues.


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