Smog situation slowly improving


Smog conditions in the Czech Republic have improved slightly over the last two days, though pollution levels continue to exceed permissible limits, namely in the regions of Moravia-Silesia and Southern Moravia. Dust levels in the worst affected areas, previously four times the permissible norm of 50 micrograms per cubic metre, fell to around 87 on Thursday. The situation has lasted more than two weeks in some parts of the country, with traffic and industrial manufacturing restricted and children and the elderly advised to stay indoors as much as possible.