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Greece closes Acropolis and schools due to a heatwave.

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Greece has taken extreme precautions to protect its people and legacy in the face of sweltering temperatures that have reached as high as 43 degrees Celsius (109 degrees Fahrenheit).

The landmark Acropolis and several other schools have been closed in anticipation of the nation’s first major heatwave of the summer. Water is being distributed by Red Cross workers to tourists, while primary schools and nurseries will be closed for two days in order to protect youngsters from the intense heat.

Worries have increased because of the destructive wildfires and record-breaking heat from last year. Greece, one of the countries most affected by climate change in Europe, is on high alert, with more police and fire personnel patrolling the country to put out flames amid the predicted windy conditions later this week. In response to the devastating fires of the previous year, increased manpower and enhanced training are two measures taken to improve readiness.

Watch this space for more developments on this unfolding scenario.

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