China chokes in heavy fog

China chokes in heavy fog

China's national observatory is maintaining a yellow alert for heavy fog in some northern and eastern regions.

Thick fog has been sweeping parts of Shandong, Henan, Anhui, Jiangsu, Hubei, Hunan and Sichuan provinces since Wednesday morning, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).

In some of the regions, visibility may be reduced to less than 50 meters.

The center said drivers in affected regions should slow down to safe speeds, while airports, freeways and ports should take appropriate safety measures.

China has a four-tier color-coded warning system for severe weather, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue.