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11 Dec 2019 | 06:29 AM UTC

Pakistan: Hazardous air quality levels reported in Lahore December 11

Hazardous air quality reported in Lahore December 11; situation to improve over the coming days

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Event

On Wednesday, December 11, hazardous air quality levels were recorded in Lahore (Punjab province), with an Air Quality Index (AQI) reading of 375 at 15:00 (local time). According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), rain and strong winds are forecast, which will improve air quality by Saturday, December 14.

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.