The authorities of Beijing announced the “red” level of weather alarm because of a high level of air pollution which is observed in the Chinese capital five days in a row. “Red” level of danger was introduced because of a smog in December, 2015 for the first time. This week the smog arose because of air pollution in Beijing and its vicinities — the city of Tianjin and the northern Provinces of Hebei, Shandong and Henan.
Measures for protection of ecology came into force on Thursday. Among them — acceptance of uniform system of weather preventions in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei and the ban on journey of the aged, polluting the atmosphere cars on roads of the Chinese capital.
Owners of new cars, however, should plan trips in advance. In Beijing cars with even and odd counts will go in turn. The administration left closing of schools and institutions to the discretion of the management.
“Red” level of weather alarm appears when the index of quality of air (a measure of quantity of pollutants in air) reaches 200 more than 4 days in a row, higher than 300 more than 2 days rise or at least 24 hours exceed a mark 500.