Children play in a fountain in Shanghai, China, as temperatures soar during a heatwave (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)
SHANGHAI, China – Patuloy na tumataas ang bilang ng mga biktima ng heat stroke sa bansang China dahil sa sobrang init ng panahon na namamayani sa bansa.
Dahil dito, nagbabala sa publiko ang mga dalubhasa sa Shanghai na mag-ingat tuwing lumalabas ng kanilang bahay.
Sa tala ng Health Ministry ng China, tinatayang nasa 11 na ang nasawi sa Shanghai dahil sa heat stroke at karamihan sa mga ito ay matatanda.
Ayon sa local meteorological department doon, naitala ang pinakamainit na temperatura noong buwan ng Hulyo na umabot sa 40°C. Pinakamainit umano ito sa nakalipas na sampung taon.
“Ngayon umaabot ng 40, 37 degrees, ang pinakamapanganib ngayon ay ang tinatawag nating heat stroke or tinatawag na heat injuries o overheat ng kaatwan,” pahayag ni Dr. Michael Ong, Suntec, Shanghai, China.
Dahil sa mainit na panahon, dagsa ngayon ang maraming tao sa beaches at swimming pools.
Payo naman ng ilang eksperto, iwasan muna ang outdoor activities upang hindi ma-heat stroke at kung hindi maiiwasan ay huwag kalimutang magdala ng inuming tubig.
“The best way to prevent is to avoid extreme weather, kapag lumagpas na sa body temperature (36-37 degrees) mas maganda i-cancel nalang ninyo ang mga outdoor activities ninyo. Kung kailangan talaga ay magdala kayo ng water or sports drink para hindi kayo matuyo,” ani Dr. Ong. (Dulce Alarcon / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)
by Robie de Guzman | Posted on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
Temperatures soared in Brussels on Monday (June 24) kicking off a heatwave with temperatures of 32 degrees Celsius expected in the Belgian capital from Tuesday, up to 34 degrees in the north of the country.
The Belgian Royal Meteorological Institute said high temperatures were caused by the circulation of subtropical air between a depression located over the Atlantic Ocean and an anticyclone covering an area ranging from Iceland to Russia.
On its website, the Walloon government issued a series of recommendations including drinking more than a liter of water per day and avoiding alcohol, closing the windows and curtains in rooms exposed to the sun, wearing light clothes and a hat.
The Brussels regional government wrote on Twitter that pollution levels will increase but not go beyond the 180 micrograms per cubic meter threshold above which the public has to be informed of risks. (REUTERS)
by Robie de Guzman | Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2019
A deep earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck off the coasts of East Timor and Indonesia on Monday (June 24) with the shaking felt in Australia’s northern city of Darwin, about 700 km (435 miles) from the epicenter, but no damage was reported.
Witnesses in Darwin told of shaking and trembling, as they were evacuated out of buildings in the city center.
The quake, initially recorded at a magnitude of 7.2, hit out at sea at a depth of 220 km (136 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.
There is no tsunami threat because of the quake’s depth, the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a statement. (REUTERS)
by Robie de Guzman | Posted on Friday, June 21st, 2019
At least 70 people were injured after protesters rallying against the visit of a Russian lawmaker tried to storm Georgia’s parliament building on Thursday (June 20) night, Georgian Ministry of Health said.
Riot police used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon after protesters pushed against lines of riot police, throwing bottles and grabbing riot shields from some officers and tearing off their helmets.
The scenes in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, flared up suddenly after public anger over the visit and speech of a member of the Russian lower house of parliament triggered big street protests.
After hours of confrontation between protesters and the police dozens had been taken to hospitals with injuries from rubber bullets or stones, thrown by protesters, as well as tear gas poisoning.
The majority of protesters left the area outside the parliament, but dozens of them remained at adjoining streets, while police continued to use tear gas to disperse them.
Russian influence in Georgia remains a politically sensitive subject. The small country, a U.S. ally, fought and lost a short war against Moscow in 2008. (REUTERS)
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