Hong Kong Air Pollution Readings `Very High' at Central, Mong Kok Stations

Hong Kong’s Air Pollution Index was “very high” at the roadside monitoring stations of Central and Mong Kok, triggering public health warnings, the Environmental Protection Department said.

The index was 112 at Central, and 105 at Mong Kok as of 6 a.m., the department said.

Roadside pollution readings above 100 trigger a government warning for people with heart or respiratory ailments to avoid prolonged stays in heavy traffic areas.

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