COVID-19 and heatwaves: a double challenge
The Medical Service outlines the preventive measures to be taken in with the event of a heatwave during the COVID-19 pandemic
Summer has arrived and may bring with it another heatwave at a time when, unfortunately, COVID-19 is still with us.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recently published a warning about the health risks posed by the double challenge of a heatwave and the pandemic, especially for vulnerable people. Some of the measures usually recommended during a heatwave, such as the use of air conditioning, contradict those in place to combat the novel coronavirus.
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