Air quality improved across more than 300 cities in China thanks in part to lockdowns, the environment ministry says. Photo: Getty Images
Air quality improved across more than 300 cities in China thanks in part to lockdowns, the environment ministry says. Photo: Getty Images

China’s coronavirus lockdowns give air quality a lift

  • Environment ministry says levels of smallest particles fell by an average of 8.3 per cent in more than 330 cities across the country in 2020
  • But concentrations are still three times the maximum threshold recommended by the World Health Organization

Air quality improved across more than 300 cities in China thanks in part to lockdowns, the environment ministry says. Photo: Getty Images
Air quality improved across more than 300 cities in China thanks in part to lockdowns, the environment ministry says. Photo: Getty Images
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