"Mexico City Declares Environment Emergency As Fires Hurt Air Quality"

"MEXICO CITY - Authorities declared an environmental emergency on Tuesday for metropolitan Mexico City, one of the world’s most populous megalopolises, as smoke from nearby wildfires pushed pollution to levels deemed potentially harmful to human health.

Environmental authorities advised residents to avoid outdoor activities and exercise and remain indoors with windows and doors shut. It called for especially sensitive groups, including infants, the elderly and sick, to stay at home.

The local government said later that the circulation of vehicles would be restricted for most of Wednesday."

Anthony Esposito, Noe Torres, Frank Jack Daniel report for Reuters May May 14, 2019.

Source: Reuters, 05/15/2019