Heat wave hits Beijing

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Great Wall hiking under the scorching sun

Heat wave started to hit Beijing from July 02. Yesterday the temperature reached over 40.03 degrees Celsius, the highest and the unprecedented in the past. Today is 39 degree Celsius. Beijing meteorological center has issued this year’s first orange-coded heat alert for today at 16:30.  The high temperature will continue for a week.  

If you happen to be on a trip to Beijing, please pay attention to the biggest heat stroke risk. Take great care of yourself if you are going to hike the Great Wall during the hot days. Below is the kindly reminder for you on your trip to the Great Wall:

1. Bring sun block, sun cream, sunglass, hat and umbrella

2. First-aid medicines may be useful against diarrhea, heat stroke, and other possible situations.

3. If you feel a bit dizziness, fatigue or disorientation, you may get heat stroke. Please go to the nearest hospital for treatment.

4. Get ready for sufficient supply of bottled water, or you may buy on the wall though it can be more expensive.

 Commonly-Used Hotline Telephones in Beijing

Police Dial 110
Medical Emergency 120
Weather Information 121
Traffic Emergency Call Service 122

For medical treatment, please check the following clinics and hospital:
Beijing United Family Hospital
Address: 2 Jiangtai Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing,Zip: 100016
Phone: 010-59277000
Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital
Tel: 86-10-6422 2965, 86-10-6422 1122
Fax: 86-10-6421 7749
Add: Ying Hua Dong Lu, He Ping Li, Beijing 100029
Peking Union Medical College Hospital
ADD:1 Shuaifuyuan, Wangfujing (the foreigners’ wing is located behind and to the left of the main hospital entrance), Dongcheng District Mon-Fri 8am5pm
Tel: 6529 5284, 24hr em: 6529 5269
Hong Kong International Medical Clinic Beijing
The Clinic is located inside the 5-star hotel Swissotel, which is situated at No. 2 Chaoyangmenwai, Dongcheng District, Beijing.
Tel: 65532288
Beijing Hospital
Call the Foreign Affairs Office: 010-85138505

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