Haze and fog in China
A woman wearing a protective mask walks along a commuter bridge overlooking a main road amidst smog in Beijing, China, Monday.
Due to smog alerts, a city in northern China has banned a fifth of residents vehicles from roads, reports stated since Sunday. In Beijing, an orange alert had been issued on Friday due to smog which is the second-highest of four levels of urgency. The Environmental Protection Ministry has sent 12 inspection teams to Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and surrounding areas to check on compliance to measures to reduce air pollution.