Beijing Shuts Roads And Playgrounds Over Heavy SMOG

Beijing Shuts Roads And Playgrounds Over Heavy SMOG

The news comes as China boosts up coal output and faces international climate talks where its environmental record will be scrutinized.

The Beijing municipal government has issued a yellow alert for severe air pollution, which went into effect at 4 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Xinhua news agency.

According to the city’s weather authority, the pollution that covered Beijing and neighboring regions from Wednesday to Saturday was caused by unfavorable weather conditions.

On Friday, a thick haze of smog covered swathes of northern China, reducing the visibility in some areas to less than 200 metres. The city officials said smog is likely to persist until at least Saturday.

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