German residents fight the unusual temperature by choosing to sit by the lake in Bad Saulgau, southern Germany, at the weekend. Agence France-Presse
The Met Office, Britain's national weather forecaster, said there was a 40% chance that the record of 38.5 degrees Celsius (101.3°F), set in Kent in 2003, will be broken.
As Europe sizzled Tuesday at the start of a heatwave tipped to break records, drivers on Germany's famously speedy motorways were ordered to slow down and fans at the women's World Cup were showered in health warnings.
The temperature in France surpassed 45°C for the first time on record on Friday as Europe sweltered in an early summer heatwave that has caused several deaths.
Merely halfway through 2019, the world has already witnessed temperature records smashed from Europe to the Arctic Circle and the year could prove to be one of the hottest ever recorded. This June was the hottest on record, beating out June 2016 — so far the hottest year ever. The first half of 2019 also saw intense
The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished current COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery.
Earlier, the Air India Express operations to Dubai were temporarily suspended for 15 days starting Friday for negligence in handling COVID-19 cases.
London mayor Sadiq Khan said on Friday that the British capital's New Year's Eve fireworks display, which annually attracts tens of thousands of people, will not go ahead on December 31 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said based on its review of results of a study by UK researchers, it concluded that dexamethasone - a commonly used drug against a range of inflammatory conditions - can be considered a treatment option in adults and adolescents needing oxygen therapy.