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