Health Ministry urges Jamaicans to reduce exposure to heat

The Health and Wellness ministry is urging Jamaicans to reduce their exposure to heat.

In an advisory on Wednesday morning, the ministry warned that excessive heat stress is harmful to health and is potentially fatal.

It said Jamaica, like other Caribbean nations, is experiencing a heat season, that is typically between May and October each year.

The ministry said, extremely high temperatures are being recorded.

The public, especially the elderly, are therefore advised to take precautionary measures.

Director of Emergency, Disaster Management and Special Services in the ministry Dr. Nicole Dawkins-Wright says persons should avoid going outdoors and stay hydrated.


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