A “don’t go outside” warning was issued to those over 60 because of the sweltering heat in Kosovo. In Prizren, where even thermometers were affected by the sweltering heat, civil servants over the age of 60 have been given administrative leave until Friday.
It has been announced that the intense heat, which has been in effect for two weeks in Kosovo, will continue this week as well. The statement from the Kosovo Hydrometeorological Institution stated that the air temperature had risen above seasonal standards and reached extreme proportions across Kosovo, and citizens were warned to go out unless necessary.
In a statement from Kosovo’s Ministry of Health, it was announced that civil servants over the age of 60 would be given administrative leave until Friday, while all adults over the age of 60 were asked not to go out between 11:00 and 19:00. Digital thermometers in Prizren were also affected by the temperature extremes. Raif Amli, a street vendor in the city of Saderfan, said that the citizens did not go out because of the intense heat.
The air temperature, which has been above seasonal standards for a while, is expected to remain at 36-40 degrees next week.
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