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Authorities urge people to take self-preserving measures as temperatures rise

  2021-06-21  | 
 Zhyan News Network
People swim in Great Zab river in Kalak sub-district in Khabat district, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, June 19, 2021. Photo by Ibrahim Khalil Shwani
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – As temperatures skyrocketing across the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, authorities in Sulaimani are urging people to take some self-preserving measures amid water shortage and a low level of precipitation  in the year, including doing their utmost to stay indoors. 

On Monday, (June 21), Head of Sulaimani Center District’s joint committees Lashkir Hamid called on the locals to avoid buying beverages and meals that are poorly stored in the markets and other places.

“They are a factor for the transmission of diarrhea and vomiting pandemic, children, the most vulnerable are children,” Hamid said in a statement issued by the central district.

Parist Naqishbandi, the representative of the Sulaimani Health Directorate within the joint committees, appealed to people, more notably patients with chronic diseases, to steer clear of going indoors unless they have crucial work, especially “from 11am to 4pm. 

In respect of motorists, Colonel Rekan Jamal, the representative of the Sulaimani Civil Emergency Directorate, said that, “Tank trucks are not allowed to transport fuels, especially liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), to the public destinations when temperature are very high”, otherwise, filling stations are brought to justice if they fail to adhere to the fresh regulations. 

Jamal also called on people not to visit the gasoline stations when temperatures are extremely high.

Temperatures skyrocket in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq in hot and dry summer, as it reached 41 degrees Celsius (105 Fahrenheit) as of reporting time and expected to reach beyond 50 degrees.

The rising temperatures coincide with water shortage and low of rainfall in the year.

(Zhyan English)