As the clock struck noon, Zhu Hongchun, an urban construction worker, got a free popsicle from a volunteer to get some rest after working in the searing heat throughout the morning.
There's no place to hide as ultimate solar term of summer arrives.
Recently, Ningbo entered the hottest period of 15 days in 2022. In ancient times, Chinese people named this period Dashu, or the Major Heat. It is the 12th of the 24 solar terms on the traditional Chinese calendar, the last solar term of summer.
The heat waves affected many parts of Ningbo, bringing challenges to outdoor workers. To offer them some relief from the excruciatingly hot weather, Yongpai APP began a public service campaign starting July 20, providing free bottles of water and popsicles for them to enjoy a cool nap.
The initiative has also received widespread support from residents and local enterprises. They sent drinks for the workers.
By Jin Lu