In connection with the worst air pollution on Tuesday morning in Beijing for the first time declared «red», the highest level of ecological danger». The city closed schools and halted all construction work, reports the BBC.
The authorities have also imposed restrictions on the use of transport and ordered to suspend work of some factories.
According to experts, the emergency environmental situation in Beijing will continue until Thursday, inclusive.
At 7 a.m. local time Tuesday when he was declared «red» level of danger, the index of air pollution in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing showed that the density of dispersed particles (PM 2.5) amounted to 291 micrograms per cubic meter, while the who considers the maximum safe level of 25 micrograms per cubic meter.