Use electric fans if the temperature is below 35°C

Do not aim the fan directly at the body as this can cause excess dehydration. Do not use a fan if anyone in the home is unwell with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). If the temperature goes above 35°C, don’t use a fan. This is because fans do not cool the air, so air currents flowing over the body must be cooler than your body temperature to cool you down.

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