Yesterday poisonous smog again covered the capital of China and the eastern regions of the country. In this regard, the Chinese government announced the increased, "yellow", threat level and recommends people not to leave their homes. Also due to the incident because of the low visibility, dozens of flights were canceled and highways were shut.
According to RIA Novosti, poisonous smog, a precursor of the environmental disaster in Beijing, covers the city for the fourth time this month. The highest air pollution was observed on January 13, when the index of PM 2.5 exceeded 900 units. Since early January, according to doctors, the number of patients with respiratory diseases significantly increased, and children's hospitals in Beijing are full. According to the forecasts of meteorologists, the situation may improve not until Thursday.