North Korea warns its citizens of Yellow Dust

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  • October 26, 2020
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North Korea warns its citizens of Yellow Dust

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations; Health & GS-III – Environment 

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  • North Korea has urged its citizens to remain indoors to avoid contact with a mysterious cloud of ‘yellow dust’ which is blowing in from China. 
  • This cloud could bring Covid-19 with it.

Important value additions 

Asian Dust 

  • It is also known as yellow dust, yellow sand, yellow wind or China dust storms. 
  • It is actually sand from deserts in China and Mongolia that high speed surface winds carry into both North and South Korea during specific periods every year.
  • The sand particles tend to mix with other toxic substances such as industrial pollutants. 
  • Thus, it is known to cause a number of respiratory ailments.

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