Measures to protect the public as the heat rises

[InTime News]

A series of measures are being adopted as of Tuesday to protect members of the public from the effects of a heatwave that is expected to push temperatures in Athens and other parts of the country above 40 degrees Celsius until the end of the week.

The Interior Ministry, for one, sent a circular instructing civil servants with health problems and other vulnerabilities (as evidenced by their employer or medical records) to work from home until Thursday, when the national weather service expects the mini-heatwave to start abating. 

If working from home is not feasible, they may ask for special permission to be absent and are otherwise advised to reschedule appointments.

The municipal authority in Athens, for its part, is extending the opening hours of its community centers, or so-called Friendship Clubs, so that the elderly and other vulnerable people can find...

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