Dozens of Philippine schools suspend classes over heat danger

Dozens of schools in the Philippine capital of Manila suspended in-person classes on Tuesday due to dangerous levels of heat, education officials said. The country’s heat index measures what a temperature feels like, taking into account humidity. The index was expected to reach the “danger” level of 42 degrees Celsius in the metropolis on Tuesday…

A student uses a bag to protect herself from the sun during a hot day in Manila on April 2, 2024. – More than a hundred schools in the Philippine capital shut their classrooms on April 2, as the tropical heat hit “danger” levels, education officials said. (Photo by JAM STA ROSA / AFP)

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