In the next two days, if the concentration of PM-10 particles exceeds 200 micrograms per cubic meter of air, at least two emergency measures will be put into force, explained government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski at a press conference this afternoon.

These measures are for conditions such as pollution, to relieve pregnant women, people over the age of 60 years, people with chronic asthma, people who have recently had heart problems or a stroke regardless of age, and also for individuals who work outside to work between 11 and 17 o’clock.

The government is currently considering the possibility of interventional procurement of personal equipment for protection against air pollution, filter masks, as well as air purifiers for schools, health facilities and kindergartens.

The urgent measures will also mean banning sports competitions and other outdoor activities, reducing the price of the ticket for city transport, daily cleaning of the streets and sidewalks, delivery of goods only until 7.30 in the morning, and trucks whose destination is not Skopje will not be allowed to enter the city, but they will have to use the ring road.

The government will make sure all state administrative bodies reduce the use of official vehicles by 50%.