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07 Nov 2019 | 11:36 AM UTC

Pakistan: Unhealthy air quality levels continue in Lahore November 7

Pakistan News Alert

Unhealthy air quality levels continue in Lahore November 7; situation to persist over the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/11/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Lahore

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Event

On Thursday, November 7, concerning air quality levels were recorded in Lahore (Punjab province), with an Air Quality Index (AQI) reading of 149 at 14:00 (local time). This comes just one day after an AQI of 580 on Wednesday, November 6, which prompted the closure of all private and public through Thursday. Officials have indicated that unhealthy air quality levels are expected to continue through at least Monday, November 11, despite an expected air quality improvement in the city over the coming hours due to rain.

Context

An AQI reading of 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 moderate, and 101-200+ unhealthy.

Advice

Individuals present in Lahore are advised to monitor the situation, limit outdoor activities until the situation normalizes, and wear N95 rated masks as a protection. Children and those with chronic respiratory illnesses should exercise increased caution. Individuals are advised to seek medical attention if experiencing breathing difficulties or other health concerns.

 

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