The capital of China, Beijing, dawned this morning covered with sand with very dangerous particles brought by a desert storm from Mongolia and northwest China.
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Authorities in Beijing have confirmed that the sandstorm brought a large amount of dangerous particles known as PM10, which penetrate the respiratory system, and PM 2.5 particles, which can also enter the bloodstream, Reuters reported.
Visibility in Beijing is reduced, the tops of some skyscrapers are not visible due to sand clouds, and pedestrians cover their eyes trying to break through the sand and dust.
The China Meteorological Agency issued a yellow weather alert on Friday, warning of a sandstorm coming from Mongolia.