Heat waves collide with coronavirus pandemic in Sindh

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

07th May, 2020. 09:02 pm
Heat waves collide with coronavirus pandemic in Sindh

Extreme heatwaves predicted for Karachi, the capital of Sindh province, from May 5 to 8, owing to which the citizens have been experiencing heatwaves for the past two days.

According to the Meteorological Department, the intensity of heat is felt due to high humidity in the air, however, citizens have been instructed not to get out in the sun at least during this time.

Karachi has been experiencing a heatwave problem every year for the past few years, hundreds of people have been killed in 2015.

Medical officials in the US state of California, which has been hardest hit by the virus, have expressed concern that heatwaves could endanger people at homes during the summer.

Coronavirus can be fatal to people of any age, but it is considered extremely dangerous for the people of elderly age.

Medical experts across the United States are pushing for strict social distance measures to prevent the virus from spreading.

Similarly, millions of home-based professionals will be reluctant to use air conditioners, in view of their financial situation.

In fact, it is not limited to California. In other cities of the wrold like Karachi, where the problem of heat waves is seen every year.

The issue will not be limited to just one wave, there is a prediction of more heatwaves in Karachi in the coming weeks.

Prior to the Pandemic situation, several measures are being taken in Karachi or other cities to prevent the problem of heat waves in Summers to avoid fatalities.

This problem may be of greater concern to the elderly and poor communities.

Like Pakistan, millions of people in the United States are confined to their homes and are only allowed to go out for rations.

A recent study by George Ben Wisey, an engineering professor and his team at the University of Southern California, suggests that heatwaves may be more likely to affect populations where air conditioners are non-existent and poverty rates are high.

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