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Cold Weather Kills 11 People In Romania – Health Ministry

Eleven people died of hypothermia during December 13-21 in Romanian counties Arad, Bacau, Constanta, Neamt, Prahova and Suceava, the country’s Health Ministry said Monday.

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Cold Weather Kills 11 People In Romania – Health Ministry

The ministry on Monday recommended again that people shouldavoid exposure to cold to prevent potential frostbite, dressproperly, eat protein-rich foods and steer clear of spirits on daysof cold weather with very low temperatures.

It also said elderly people, especially those suffering fromheart and respiratory problems, must steer clear of long or shorttrips, as well as crowded places.

The ministry also said that, as of December 14, public healthdepartments countrywide and in capital city Bucharest are obligedto take all necessary measures, as to receive, select andhospitalize a larger number of patients during the period targetedby yellow code warning for cold weather.

 

Heavy snowfalls over the past week caused a major gridlock incapital city Bucharest and countrywide for both drivers andpassengers. Many roads were blocked, heavy truck traffic wasrestricted on several roads and trains registered major delays.

Romanian meteorologists recently said the weather is gettingwarmer as of Tuesday, with temperatures hitting maximum 10 degreesCelsius and minimum five degree Celsius.

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