The Kerala Health Department has issued a heat wave warning after many districts in the state recorded more than 35 degree Celsius. The humidity level in the state is between 70 to 80 per cent.
“As it is election time, everyone, including public workers, must be careful. Avoid direct sunlight from 11 am to 3 pm. Make sure you drink clean water. It is best to wash your face frequently with cold water. Drink plenty of water as dehydration can cause major health problems. Particular attention should be paid to the elderly, children, people with heart disease and those involved in physical labour,” read an advisory from health department.
Most of the election campaigns are now being scheduled to be held in the evening after 4pm to avoid direct impact of the heat.
Kerala Assembly polls will be held on April 6 and the counting of votes will take place on May 2.