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Temperature rising: Hong Kong’s poorest suffer most as city gets hotter, while experts call for action to avoid tragedy
Even hotter days predicted ahead as spreading urbanisation traps heat in built-up areas, underscoring need for better building designs, more greenery and new habitsRapid development has left areas like Sha Tin, with high numbers of low-income and elderly living in public housing, especially vulnerable
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Tokyo Olympics is battling through a pandemic, with the Japanese capital in a state of emergency amid a record spike in COVID-19 cases, but athletes, officials and staff also face another pervasive, deadly health threat: the heat.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tennis matches at the Tokyo Olympics will start from 3 pm local time from Thursday, governing body International Tennis Federation said after requests from players who had struggled in hot and humid conditions.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Novak Djokovic eased into the Tokyo 2020 men's singles quarter-finals on Wednesday, satisfied with his form and organisers' decision to delay the start of matches amid complaints from players about the hot and humid conditions.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Intense heat and humidity could force competition schedule changes at the Tokyo Olympics and the International Olympic Committee said on Sunday it would back any such plans if needed.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): People should stay hydrated and be aware of the symptoms of heat-related illnesses as the weather gets hotter, say medical experts like Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia's Dr Mohd Dzulkhairi Mohd Rani.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Many of the world's top athletes will suffer along with Tokyoites in the "ridiculous" heat of Japan's high summer, as the Olympic Games start this week in sweltering temperatures, posing an added burden for all the visiting participants.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Mist-spraying stations for Olympic horses and cooling vests for referees are among the tools organisers are rolling out for the Tokyo 2020 Games, where participants will face scorching heat and intense humidity - on top of a worsening pandemic.
A new social media campaign aims to warn drivers about the dangers of leaving a child or pet unattended in the car.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Emergency medicine experts warn first responders at the Tokyo Olympics could easily confuse heatstroke and coronavirus patients because the illnesses bear similar symptoms.