July 31, 2020

Health warnings as Western Europe swelters under heatwave

Paris (AFP) – Swathes of Western Europe wilted under intense heat Friday, with socially-distanced crowds seeking relief in fountains and pools as authorities¬†warned of health and wildfire risks.From Britain to Italy, temperatures nearing 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) or more made face masks almost unbearable for many, as more cities begin requiring them outdoors to prevent surges in COVID-19 cases.”Even in this stifling heat, it’s better to put up with 38 degrees than catch the coronavirus,” said Daniela Iannelli, a 55-year-old municipal employee in Rome.Fourteen Italian cities were plac…

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