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Work Brisk to Prevent Damage by Yellow Dust Storm

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, March 28 (KCNA) -- In Korea there was the first yellow dust storm in the year on Mar. 17. The fall of the yellow dust that originated from the Gobi Desert and other region averaged 1,600 kg per a square kilometer in Pyongyang.
    The Hydro-Meteorological Service, the Ministry of Land and Environment Preservation and the Ministry of Public Health of the DPRK organized the "February 17 Shock Brigade of Scientists and Technicians" to protect the people's health from the yellow dust storm and provide a good living environment. Through a vigorous campaign the members of the shock brigade have achieved successes in the work to forecast yellow sand phenomenon and clearly indicate the areas where dust storms are expected to come from and the course of their movement and the scientific researches to minimize damage.
    The public health organs at all levels are conducting diverse activities to explain the adverse influence of yellow sand upon the people's health.
    Meanwhile, measures are being taken to treat on time bronchial, eye, skin and other diseases to be caused by yellow sand storms and medical examination and preventive treatment are also intensified. All the people are urged to wear masks and sun glasses and other things to protect themselves from dust storm.
    Different fields of the national economy are making preparations to protect themselves from dust storm and taking effective measures to recover from its aftermath. People are all out in this campaign.
    A special attention is being paid to the work to protect people's health, crops, domestic animals, and precision equipment, apparatuses, reagent, electronic and automatic devices of scientific research organs and various types of vehicles from dust storm.

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