The department of labour has warned of high concentrations of dust in the air on Sunday with vulnerable groups urged to remain inside.

Measurements taken at 7am showed 76.4μg/m3 of dust in the air in Nicosia, 42.7μg/m3 in Limassol, 76.2μg/m3 in Larnaca, 77.9μg/m3 in Paralimni, and 138.9μg/m3 in Paphos.

‘Dust’ refers to respirable particulate matter of a diameter smaller than 10μm (PM10) in the air. According to the relevant legislation, th allowed level should not exceedan average of 50μg/m3.

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