Amnat Charoen to declare 7 districts cold spell disaster zones

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BANGKOK, 7 December 2013 – Amnat Charoen Province is set to declare its 7 districts cold spell disaster zones after the temperature has dropped to 15-16 degree Celsius.

The temperature in Amnat Charoen has dropped to 15-16 degrees Celsius, causing a number of locals to come down with respiratory diseases. To make matters worse, a lot of people living in the countryside are poor and in need of winter clothing and blankets. The provincial governor is, therefore, seeking a budget for the purchase of blankets for those people. The governor is also keen on declaring 7 districts of Amnat Charoen cold spell disaster zones.

Some locals in Amnat Charoen have been seen outside their homes in the morning and the evening making bonfires to keep themselves warm, while some people gather outside to do aerobic exercises.

In the meantime, local doctors have issued warnings, urging those who buy used clothes to boil them for 5-10 minutes before wearing them in order to prevent themselves from catching contagious diseases that might come with the clothes.