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Beijing issues orange alert for heavy air pollution

An orange alert means heavy pollution PM2.5 density of higher than 150 micrograms per cubic meter of air

IANS  |  Beijing 

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The Municipality on Thursday issued an for air pollution in the next three days.

The orange alert, the second-highest in a four-tier warning system, will be effective from midnight on Thursday, according to the city air pollution emergency response office, Xinhua reported.

An means heavy pollution — PM2.5 density of higher than 150 micrograms per cubic meter of air — for three consecutive days.

When the alert is in force, outdoor activities in schools are to be cancelled, and construction projects suspended.

The was expected to disperse on Sunday when a cold front is forecast to hit the city, according to the city's meteorological authorities.

First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 14:50 IST
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