Yellow code warning for heat and fire, issued across Moldova

A yellow code warning for heat and fire was issued across Moldova and it will stay into force until August 1.

Risks:

the risk of harm to the health of the population (fainting, hypertension, sunburn, burns, dehydration), especially those in the major risk groups (children, elderly, chronic, especially cardiac and respiratory patients);
impairment of work capacity;
withering, drying, yellowing of leaves, ripe and uncooked fruits, discontinuation of growing crops.

Recommendations:

avoiding prolonged sun exposure between 11 and 18;
wearing sun hats, light colored clothes made of natural fabrics;
daily consumption of about 1.5 - 2 liters of liquids;
avoiding excess coffee and drinking alcohol;
reducing the intensity and pace of physical activity.

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