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Heavy frosts again affect Tuva after two-day warming

After a two-day relative warming in the Tuva republic the frosts there again reached 42-44 degrees Celsius on Saturday. Classes have been totally or partially cancelled in schools of Kyzyl and five rural areas, a duty officer of the Kyzyl mayor’s office told Itar-Tass.

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Diving in Yenissei in Winter

The Christian feast of the Epiphany has been celebrated in Tuva at midnight on January 19 on the Yenissei river near a buddist temple. Orthodox priest Father Viacheslav has made a blessing of the waters ceremony after which people began to dive into a crest-shape ice-hole. It is beleived that diving in water helped cleanse sins and brought spiritual healing. The tradition in Tuva is followed by people of different nationalities. Among the divers members of the government were noted.
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All kindergartens and schools Closed in Five Tuvan Villages because of Hepatitis Outbreak

Six kindergartens and six schools were closed down in five Tuvan villages in Todzhinsky District because of a hepatitis A outbreak, Rospotrebnadzor (a federal regulatory agency on health and consumer rights affairs) reported today. 57 children had hepatitis A on Thursday, while on January 11 there had been 38 of them, and 52 – on January 16.
It was decided to close all the kindergartens and schools in those villages. All the patients live in Todzhinsky District of Tuva. The cause of the hepatitis outbreak is being established. Rospotrebnadzor experts are working in the district.
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