Beijing Issues ‘Crazy Smog’ Alert
Posted by feww on November 30, 2015
Self-imposed “house arrest” for N. China; potentially deadly consequences if they break the “curfew”
Heavy smog covers a massive area measuring 530,000 km² around Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, as hazardous air pollution chokes 31 cities, said CCTVNews.
A thick blanket of smog, containing potentially deadly pollution, covered 31 cities including Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shandong, Shanxi and Henan on Sunday and Monday, prompting authorities to issue a ‘crazy smog’ alert.
Resident in Beijing and other affected cities have been advised to stay indoors.
Smog will persist in most parts of north China through Wednesday, said the National Meteorological Center (NMC).
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Meanwhile, the air quality in the Indian capital, New Delhi, also plunged into “hazardous” territory as thick smog choked the city, reducing visibility to about 100 meters.