Smog alert declared across Czech Republic


Meteorologists have declared a smog alert in Prague and seven other regions of the Czech Republic, where more than double the permissible limit for airborne dust particles have been recorded. People with chronic lung-related problems and heart condition as well as elderly people and children have been recommended to limit outdoor physical activities. Authorities in Prague have also appealed to drivers to curb their travels, one of the major factors behind the increased pollution levels. If the situation worsens, they are ready to ask the biggest polluters to temporarily scale down production.