South Sudan closes schools due to extreme heatwave

South Sudan closes schools due to extreme heatwave
South Sudan closes schools due to extreme heatwave

South Sudan’s government has mandated the indefinite closure of all schools because of a heatwave with temperatures potentially reaching 45C (113F).

Health and education officials are advising parents to prevent their children from extended outdoor activities, cautioning that the heatwave may persist for up to two weeks.

“There are already cases of deaths related to excessive heat being reported,” authorities said in a statement on Saturday.

SOURCE: NEWS AGENCIES

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