Purifiers to protect schoolchildren from pollution
Beijing is planning to equip schools with air filtration devices to protect children from polluted air.
Beijing’s education authority said that air purifiers will be installed in pilot primary and secondary schools and kindergartens, with the program subsidized by municipal government.
According to a report in Beijing News, some schools in the city have installed air filtration systems with donations from businesses.
Beijing had been under an orange alert for air pollution, the second-highest level in the fourtier emergency response system, since Dec 30. To avoid polluted air, outdoor activities were suspended in schools, kindergartens, children's palaces and extra-curricular education institutions.