Moravia plagued by smog
The north-eastern parts of the Czech Republic on Thursday morning reported worsening air pollution problems. The most affected areas include the regions of Ostrava, Olomouc and Brno, where pollution limits have been exceeded. Meteorologists have declared smog alerts in the areas of Třinec, Ostrava and Karviná, calling on the largest industrial polluters to scale-down production. Elderly and sick people as well as children are advised to limit their time outdoors.