The Ministry of Health in Vietnam Advises Limiting Outdoor Activity on Hot Days

Scorching Heat Prompts Ministry of Health to Issue Recommendations on Water Intake and Sun Exposure

Amidst the scorching heat that has gripped many parts of the country, the Ministry of Health has issued a recommendation for people to limit outdoor activities between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on hot days and to drink at least 1.5-2 liters of water per day. This advice was included in an official dispatch sent to localities on prevention and protection of public health and workers against the effects of heat, drought, and saltwater intrusion.

The intense heat appearing in many parts of the country has prompted this advice, with the North experiencing early heat and the South regularly reaching temperatures of 37-38 degrees Celsius. It is important to note that high temperatures can lead to various health problems such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, dehydration, and even cardiovascular collapse.

High-risk groups include the elderly, young children, pregnant women, those who work in hot environments for extended periods, and individuals with chronic diseases such as diabetes or heart disease.

To prevent these issues, it is recommended that people limit sun exposure by wearing light-colored clothing and staying indoors during peak hours. Additionally, individuals should stay hydrated by drinking water regularly and replenishing lost minerals through beverages like oresol. It is also important to eat foods high in water content such as fruits and vegetables.

Individuals working in hot environments should adjust their schedules to avoid peak temperatures and take regular breaks in shaded areas. Protective clothing such as hats and sunglasses should be worn to minimize sun exposure.

In conclusion, by following these guidelines and taking necessary precautions, individuals can stay safe and healthy during hot weather conditions. It is important to remember that high temperatures can have serious consequences if not taken seriously.

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