SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia extends school break because of air pollution

20Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

SKOPJE, Macedonia —Jan 20, 2019—Macedonia’s government has ordered the winter break for students to be extended to Jan. 23 because of extremely high levels of toxic particles in the air in many cities throughout the country.

The government said in a statement Sunday that the measure is to “shorten the time of exposure of students to air pollution and to protect their health.”

City authorities in the capital Skopje also have introduced free public transport and have doubled the prices for parking in order to force people not to use private cars.

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