MoH issues heatwave health advisory

|     Wani Roslan     |

THE Ministry of Health (MoH) warned Bruneians yesterday to avoid overexerting themselves outdoors, and to prevent dehydration by drinking plenty of water during the current heatwave.

“Children and senior citizens are among those with a high risk of developing heat-related illnesses in such extreme temperatures,” the MoH said in a statement.

The MoH urged the public to stay indoors until the temperatures ease, as well as apply sunscreen and use light clothing outdoors.

The MoH also urged the public to be on the alert for early signs of heat stroke, and warned against leaving people or pets in vehicles without any air-conditioning.

For details on heat-related illnesses and how to cope in warm weather, visit the MoH website at www.moh.gov.bn, or @MOHBrunei on Facebook and Instagram, or contact the Darussalam hotline at 123.