A woman uses a scarf to cover her face as she jogs through Beijing's central business district at noon on Friday. Authorities in the capital earlier issued the first smog alert of the year, saying air quality in the city was set to slump over the coming days. Photo: Simon Song

Beijing to halt construction as smog closes in just weeks after clearest skies in five years

Children and the elderly advised to stay indoors as pollution set to hit dangerous levels in coming days

Topic |   China pollution

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A woman uses a scarf to cover her face as she jogs through Beijing's central business district at noon on Friday. Authorities in the capital earlier issued the first smog alert of the year, saying air quality in the city was set to slump over the coming days. Photo: Simon Song
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