Air pollution worsens


Air pollution is reported to have worsened in several parts of the country over the weekend. The situation is reported to be most serious in some parts of Moravia and Silesia where dust particles in the air are eight times higher than set norms. A state of alert likewise remains in place in central Bohemia where health norms are exceeded twice and the quality of the air is also reported to have worsened in Prague which had been relatively better off in the past few days. Meteorologists say there is unlikely to be a significant improvement mid-week with an expected onset of windy weather. Doctors have warned ill people, children and the elderly to stay indoors as much as possible, also because of the frost.