Two-day vacation in Iran over extreme warmth

Iran yesterday declared a two-day vacation for presidency staff and banks nationwide as searing temperatures sweep throughout the nation, state media reported.

The choice got here after the meteorological workplace forecast temperatures exceeding 40 levels Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in lots of cities, and practically 50 levels Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) within the southwest.

“The cupboard agreed to the well being ministry proposal to declare Wednesday and Thursday public holidays all around the nation to guard public well being,” the official IRNA information company quoted authorities spokesman Ali Bahadori Jahromi as saying.

It stated the choice was taken due to “unprecedented warmth” sweeping the nation.

The ministry has additionally warned of the dangers of heatstroke from over-exposure to the solar, and urged individuals to remain indoors between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Well being ministry spokesman Pedram Pakain described the variety of heat-related diseases in current days as “alarming”.

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