Aqaba announces measures as temperatures soar

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AMMAN — Aqaba authorities Tuesday opened operation rooms and cut working hours as part of precautionary measures to face soaring temperatures as the heat wave continues to sweep the Kingdom, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

Aqaba Governor Khaled Al-Hajjaj said that the operation rooms will deal with any complaints or queries by both local citizens and visitors, adding that street cleaners working outdoors under a scorching sun and sweltering heat will have their working hours cut and their numbers reduced to protect them from sun strokes.

Hajjaj said the emergency rooms across the southern governorate will remain open around the clock in coordination with the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority to address complaints, mainly concerning power and water supplies, which are in high demand in these days that saw mercury levels rising to 50C.

He urged the public, including visitors, to call the operation rooms in their respective areas in case of any incidents due to the heat wave. اضافة اعلان



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