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Jan 10, 2020 / 17:14

Hanoi’s air pollution eases on January 10

Hanoi’s air quality index (AQI) measured at 10 monitoring stations in the capital city today was in the range of from 72 to 108.

The air quality index (AQI) in the latest 24 hours at ten automatic monitoring stations in Hanoi has decreased considerably but remained bad at two locations, according to the Hanoi Agency of Environmental Protection (AEP).

On January 10 afternoon, the AEP said that Hanoi’s air quality index (AQI) measured at ten monitoring stations in the city was in the range of from 72 to 108.

Compared to air quality a day earlier, the AQI decreased considerably with the highest readings recorded at Pham Van Dong (108) and Hang Dau (105).


Data: AEP. Graphic: Anh Kiet

In the previous days, Hanoi's air quality worsened to the bad and very bad levels. Today, the AQI was recorded an average level at eight monitoring stations.

The AEP repeated the recommendations that Hanoi’s residents should follow air quality information where they are living and working before going out to prevent diseases.

Besides, sensitive groups including children, the elderly and people with respiratory diseases should limit their time outdoors.

In case of going out, people should use PM2.5 dust-proof face masks that meet the standard. In particular, pupils should not participate in outdoor activities.


Data: AEP. Table: Anh Kiet

When travelling on roads, people need to strictly follow traffic laws to reduce traffic congestion.

The Hanoi police should strengthen traffic regulation in some areas with high traffic density such as Pham Van Dong, Hang Dau, Minh Khai, among others.

In suburban areas, people need to reduce burning waste and agricultural by-products.

According to forecasts from the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecast, weather conditions will not change much in the coming days, thus, it is expected that Hanoi’s air quality will maintain at this level.

Information on the capital city’s air quality is continuously updated at the website: https://moitruongthudo.vn/ and https://airhanoi.hanoi.gov.vn/.