Beijing issues yellow pollution alert for smog

Buildings are seen amid smog on a polluted day in Beijing, China on April 2, 2018.
Buildings are seen amid smog on a polluted day in Beijing, China on April 2, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Chinese capital Beijing has issued a yellow alert for pollution, the third-highest on the country's four-level system, taking effect on Wednesday (April 18).

Pollution is expected to last through April 20 in the smog-prone city, the Beijing Municipal Environment Protection Bureau said in a statement late on Tuesday.

Beijing also ordered some manufacturing companies to curb production as part of emergency measures in response to the pollution, the report said.