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Brunei health minister advises people to limit strenuous activities amid hot weather conditions in country

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, May 14 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Brunei amid heatwaves in the country has advised the public to take precautionary measures, such as postponing or limit strenuous and if unavoidable, wear a hat or use a umbrella to protect themselves.

This is following a press statement issued by the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department on the likelihood of El-Nino occurring that will cause dry and hot weather conditions in the upcoming months in the Sultanate.

According to the ministry, excessive heat can cause a person to frequently sweat, and the lack of fluid in the body could result in exhaustion, dehydration and heat stroke. Children and the elderly are the groups that are the most at risk of experiencing these health problems, the MoH said.

The public is also advised to use sunscreen, stay hydrated, avoid sugary drinks and avoid wearing dark and tight

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