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The Chinese authorities have warned citizens that heavy smog at the weekend will cover 79 cities. This reports the South China Morning Post.
Visibility in the cities was reduced to 50 metres. It paralyzed the movement of air, water and land transport. In some regions, stopped working highways. Due to extreme pollution, many factories have to stop work, and on car use restrictions. In schools and other educational institutions cancelled classes outdoors.
Increased level of pollution observed in the North, Northwest and East of the country. According to the National center of environmental monitoring, the concentration of harmful substances in the atmosphere will peak by 2 December and will remain unchanged for at least three days. In five major cities declared “red,” the highest level of threat to health.
The representative of the Ministry of ecology and environment, Liu Yubin said that strong will brought weather conditions however, the main reason is the excessive level of harmful emissions into the atmosphere. The government stated that during the winter the situation will improve as production volumes decline — China’s economic growth slowed down in connection with a trade war with the United States.
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