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13 Nov 2019 | 02:04 PM UTC

Pakistan: Hazardous air quality levels persist in Lahore November 13 /update 1

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Hazardous air quality levels persist in Lahore on November 12; situation to persist in 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

As of Wednesday, November 13, hazardous air quality levels have again been registered in Lahore, with an air quality index (AQI) reading of 247 at around 16:00 (local time). However, at 08:00, the city's AQI reading reached a maximum of 549. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the situation is expected to persist through at least Saturday, November 16.

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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