Mandatory masks rolled out in Paris in certain public areas
16 August 2020 | 9:00 am
Parisians already had to cope with a heatwave, and now they have to wear masks in the capital's busiest areas, such as Rue Montorgueil, in order to stop the coronavirus from bouncing back.
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People in Amritsar cool off in a swimming pool as temperatures soar in northern India.
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Parisians and tourists use the French capital's picturesque water features to cool off as the second heatwave in less than a month sends temperatures soaring
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Oregon Zoo releases a video showing Asian elephants Samudra, Rose-Tu and Chendra splash around Oregon Zoo’s Elephant Lands pool while enjoying some tasty treats. A record-breaking heatwave has swept across parts of western US and Canada since the weekend, prompting authorities to issue heat warnings and advisories.
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