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Beijing Warns Residents to Stay Indoors as Air Turns Hazardous

Beijing warned people to stay indoors as air pollution in China’s capital hit its highest level in at least a month.

Air quality measured at all Beijing’s monitoring sites “reached serious pollution levels this morning” and people should “avoid outdoor activities,” the Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Center said on its official account on Sina Corp.’s Weibo microblog service. It was the city’s fifth health warning since Jan. 1, when China adopted more stringent monitoring standards in 74 cities.