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27 Nov 2018 | 10:27 AM UTC

China: Disruptions in Nanjing due to heavy smog continue Nov. 27

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Heavy smog in Nanjing causes disruptions at Nanjing Lukou International Airport (NKG), health hazards November 27; red alert in effect

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/27/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/2/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Shanghai). COUNTRY/REGION Nanjing (Jiangsu)


As of Tuesday, November 27, heavy smog continues to affect several areas of northeastern China, including Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province. In Nanjing, a red alert for heavy fog - the highest level on a four-tier scale - has been in effect since November 26. Flight delays and cancelations are ongoing at Nanjing Lukou International Airport (NKG). The smog episode in the city is expected to last until December 1-2.

This air pollution could be hazardous to certain groups - e.g. children, seniors, pregnant women, and people suffering from asthma and other respiratory issues. Air pollution can be harmful to heart health and may make it more likely that some people will have a heart attack or stroke. Local authorities are advising people to wear masks and use air purifiers to minimize breathing discomfort.


Individuals in Nanjing and other affected areas are advised to monitor the air quality situation, limit outdoor activity, adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities, and seek medical attention if experiencing breathing difficulties. Individuals traveling via NKG are advised to confirm the status of their flights.


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