Air pollution in north east worsens, again


Air pollution in the north-east of the Czech Republic was reported to have worsened again on Thursday, far exceeding permitted levels. The main polluters in the region have been ordered to scale down production and public transport in Ostrava is free of charge. The authorities have advised children, elderly people, those with breathing difficulties and heart diseases to limit their stay outdoors. Ostrava city hall had earlier filed a lawsuit against the Czech state for not having taken sufficient measures to improve the situation in the region.