Several regions under heavy smog

A number of regions around the country report smog problems with dust concentration levels far exceeding the permitted norm. The eastern city of Ostrava remains on high smog alert and conditions are bad also in Prague, in North and East Bohemia and in South Moravia. Smog regulation measures are in place in North Moravia restricting traffic and production in the big industrial plants in the area. People with chronic health problems, children and the elderly have been advised to stay indoors as much as possible. The Czech Hydrometerological Institute says the situation is not likely to improve in the coming days.