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After Delhi’s Toxic Smog, Air Quality Worsens in Most UP Cities

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has issued a health warning for children, senior citizens and people with respiratory issues, asking them to avoid morning walks and stay indoors.

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Issuing a slew of direction as immediate measures to control pollution in Delhi-NCR, the court banned felling of trees, ordered sprinkling of water on roads to control dust. Pixabay
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Lucknow, November 9, 2017 : After the deadly smog in Delhi, the hazardous weather conditions have hit the state of Uttar Pradesh with various cities recording dangerously poor air quality, officials said on Thursday.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Noida has been noted as the worst in the state in the past 24-hours.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has issued a health warning for children, senior citizens and people with respiratory issues, asking them to avoid morning walks and stay indoors.

The air quality in the state capital is worst in Lalbagh where the average AQI is 463, which was very close to that in Noida in the last 24-hours, an official told IANS.

Following this, on he lines of Delhi, the district administration in Noida has ordered closure of all schools from nursery to Class 8 till November 10.

The AQI in Moradabad is 439, Noida (469), Lucknow (430), Agra (394) and Ghaziabad (372).

Due to the smog that has descended on most parts of the state, as many as 17 persons have been killed in road accidents across the state in the last 24 hours, police said. (IANS)

 

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Beijing issues orange smog alert

Beijing issued an orange alert over air pollution Saturday night. The air pollution is to last from Monday to Wednesday

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Beijing issues high alert due to orange smog. IANS

Beijing issued an orange alert over air pollution Saturday night. The air pollution is to last from Monday to Wednesday, Xinhua quoted Beijing’s air pollution emergency response office as saying.

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The central part of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region is forecast to see moderate to severe air pollution during the period, with the air quality index (AQI) in some regions to exceed 300, according to the China National Environmental Monitoring Center.

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Under China’s four-tier warning system, red is the most severe, followed by orange, yellow and blue. IANS

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