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As heatwave hits Indonesia, know these symptoms


Jakarta, IO – The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BKMG) stated that extreme weather event is hitting Southeast Asia, including Indonesia.

The Health Ministry (Kemenkes) asked the public to be aware of a number of symptoms due to unusually hot temperature in Indonesia in the next few days.

Kemenkes spokesperson Mohammad Syahril on Tuesday (25/4) pointed out seven symptoms that must be recognized and heeded by the public during hot weather, including excessive sweating, skin feeling hot and dry, a feeling of palpitations or that the heart is beating faster.

Also be aware if one’s skin looks pale, legs and abdomen cramps, nauseous, vomiting, and dizziness to low urine volume that appear dark yellow.

If these symptoms appear, ome should cool their body with a wet cloth or sponge on wrists, neck and other intertriginous areas and drink lots of water.

“If you still have symptoms, immediately visit the nearest health facility to get treatment,” explained Syahril.

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Previously, BMKG predicted that the highest sunlight UV index would occur in the next few days, especially from 10 am to 1 pm. Based on the graph uploaded via the BMKG Instagram account (@infobmkg), the peak of the highest sunlight UV index happens at 11 am WIB. (at)


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