Shanghai Meteorological Bureau

Smog alert issued as pollution index soars

Date of Release: 
Dec 15 2015

Shanghai issued a smog alert yesterday, prompting authorities to activate the winter emergency measures for the fourth time yesterday.

The measures were introduced only last month. Forecasters said the air pollution would peak today in the afternoon but ease later in the day.

The Shanghai Meteorological Bureau sounded an alert for smog at 4:10pm yesterday, warning drivers of poor visibility. Those with respiratory diseases were advised to stay indoors or wear masks if they had to venture out.

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