Commuters wear masks to escape the worst of the smog on Thursday. There is expected to be little respite from the pollution until the weekend. Photo: Xinhua

Orange pollution alert raised as Beijing smog reaches 'hazardous' levels

Pollution level at the highest – “hazardous” – level meaning air quality is a health threat to the entire population as roads are closed and schools told to limit outdoor activities

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Commuters wear masks to escape the worst of the smog on Thursday. There is expected to be little respite from the pollution until the weekend. Photo: Xinhua
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