Summer heat prompts Japanese authorities to advise removal of masks

Tokyo (dpa) - High temperatures and humidity have prompted Japanese authorities to warn the public to remove protective masks whenever possible, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Japanese broatcaster NHK was reporting record temperatures of between 30 and 35 degrees Celsius in different parts of the country on Tuesday.
Authorities said that members of the public should not engage in strenuous exercise and drink lots of fluids to avoid dehydration and circulation problems.
The summers in Japan are becoming increasingly hot, a problem that is also a concern for the orgainzers of the Olympics, which have been delayed due to the coronavirus and are now set to take place from July 2021 - the hottest time of the year

Tuesday, June 9th 2020

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