Air quality has deteriorated across Hungary due to a high concentration of airborne particulates, the National Public Health Centre (NNK) said on Thursday.
NNK said air quality has deteriorated to unhealthy levels in Debrecen, Nyíregyháza, Kazincbarcika, Sajószentpéter, Tatabánya, and Várpalota.
Concentrations of particulates are also considered to be too high in sixteen other cities and towns, including Budapest, Esztergom, Dunaújváros, Kecskemét, Szeged, and Veszprém, NNK said.
Forecasts show air quality is expected to worsen over the next couple of days.
NNK has advised vulnerable groups such as people suffering from respiratory problems in those cities to have their quick-relief medicine handy at all times.
In the featured photo illustration: Debrecen in 2019. Photo by Zsolt Czeglédi/MTI