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ATA - Progress of FDI is sustainable while foreign companies are expanding their activity
TIRANA, September 28 / ATA / The performance of foreign investments continues to be sustainable. Foreign companies in the country,...
NNA - The Lebanese American University (LAU) inaugurates its Ninth President Dr. Michel E. Mawad
NNA-LAU celebrated the handover of the presidency from outgoing President Dr.Joseph G.Jabbra, who devoted 16years of service to the university,...
NNA - وزارة الصحة: 1018 اصابة كورونا
وطنية - أعلنت وزارة الصحة العامة تسجيل 1018 اصابة كورونا جديدة رفعت العدد التراكمي منذ 21 شباط الماضي الى 37258 حالة.
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NNA - Ministry of Health: 1018 new Corona cases
NNA-The Ministry of Public Health announced on Sunday the registration of 1018new Coronavirus cases,thus raising the cumulative number of infected...
ATA - COVID-19/ Ministry of Health: 137 recovered, 106 new cases and 2 deaths during last 24 hours
TIRANA,September 27/ATA/ During the last 24 hours in our country, 137 patients recovered; there were found 106 new cases and...
NNA - ثلاث طلاب من مركز الحساب الذهني السريع في عكار حصلوا على شهادات من الحكومة اليابانية
وطنية - عكار - حاز 3 طلاب من مركز Genius map akkar للحساب الذهني السريع، على المرتبة الاولى في لبنان في امتحان international soroban test. ...
NNA - Ministère de la Santé: 1018 nouveaux cas confirmés
ANI–Le ministère de la Santé publique a annoncé ce lundi dans son rapport quotidien 1018 nouveaux cas confirmés de coronavirus,...
NNA - منتخب الشطرنج في الجامعة اللبنانية يحقق فوزا لافتا على لفيف الأوكرانية في اللقاء الودي الإفتراضي
وطنية - فاز منتخب الشطرنج في الجامعة اللبنانية على نظيره في جامعة لفيف الأوكرانية للتربية البدنية، في اللقاء الإفتراضي بواسطة تطبيق "زوم"، والذي جمع الطرفين وأراده الأوكرانيون بادرة دعم وتضامن...
HINA - Financial sector can withstand impact of corona crisis in 2020
ZAGREB, Sept.28(Hina) - The Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency (HANFA) Council on Monday discussed the impact of the corona crisis...
CNA - السلطات القبرصية تعلن عن إصابة 17 حالة جديدة بفيروس كورونا
وكالة الأنباء القبرصية - قبرص / نيقوسيا - مهى ميخائيل
أعلنت السلطات القبرصية اليوم عن تسجيل 17 حالة إصابة جديدة بفيروس كورونا، وذلك بعد إجراء 2465 فحصاً معملياً، ليبلغ العدد الإجمالي...
Lusa - Business News - Mozambique: Nigeria's Access Bank opens its doors in country
Maputo, Sept. 28, 2020 (Lusa) - The Nigerian bank Access Bank announced on Monday the beginning of operations in Mozambique...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: PSI20 stocks close up 2.3% after seven consecutive falls
Lisbon,Sept.28,2020(Lusa)-The Lisbon stock market ended a cycle of seven sessions in the red on Monday and closed with the PSI20...
CNA - رئيس مجلس النواب القبرصي والمفوض السامي الكندي يناقشان الاستفزازات التركية في شرق البحر المتوسط
وكالة الأنباء القبرصية - قبرص / نيقوسيا - مهى ميخائيل
تم مناقشة آخر التطورات في شرق البحر الأبيض المتوسط وبالأخص تلك المتعلقة بالاستفزازات المتزايدة من قبل تركيا في المنطقة، وذلك خلال...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Executive reacts to US ambassador demand of 'friends, allies' choice
Lisbon, Sept. 28,2020 (Lusa) - The US Ambassador in Lisbon has demanded that Portugal choose between the US and China,...
CNA - رئيس مجلس النواب يتحدث عبر الهاتف غداً مع رئيس الجمعية الوطنية لجمهورية أرمينيا
وكالة الأنباء القبرصية - قبرص / نيقوسيا - مهى ميخائيل
يجري رئيس مجلس النواب ديميتريس سيلوريس محادثة هاتفية مع أرارات ميرزويان رئيس المجلس الوطني لجمهورية أرمينيا يوم غد الثلاثاء...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: 80% of country's electricity will come from renewables by 2030 - environment minister
Porto, Sept.28,2020 (Lusa) – Environment Minister Matos Fernandes said on Monday that 80% of Portugal's electricity will come from renewable...
CNA - وزير المالية: الوضع الاقتصادي حرج بسبب الآثار المترتبة على جائحة كورونا
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قال وزير المالية كونستانتينوس بيتريديس اليوم أن الوضع الاقتصادي الذي سببته جائحة كورونا هو وضع "حرج ونحاول إدارته بشكل جماعي بأفضل...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Benfica agrees transfer deals for two players with Manchester City
Lisbon, Sept.28,2020(Lusa) - The Portuguese capped footballer Rúben Dias has transferred from Benfica to Manchester City for €68 million which...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Business confederation concerned about delay in Brexit negotiations
Lisbon, Sept. 28,2020 (Lusa) - The Portuguese Business Confederation (CIP) on Monday expressed "utmost concern" over the delay in negotiating...
Lusa - Business News - Cabo Verde: PM seeks foreign debt relief in order to help relaunch economy
Praia, Sept. 28, 2020 (Lusa) – The Cape Verdean Prime Minister on Monday insisted on foreign debt relief and pardon...
CNA - Average gross monthly earnings of employees record increase
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CNA - Emergency economic situation due to pandemic, Finance Minister says
CNA -Nicosia- The economic situation, due to the coronavirus pandemic, is “an emergency, which we are trying to manage collectively...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Average bank property valuations rise to new record of €1,128 /m2
Lisbon, Sept.28,2020(Lusa) - Bank property valuations in Portugal rose one euro on average in August compared to the previous month,...
CNA - Economic sentiment in Cyprus deteriorated slightly in September 2020, according to CypERC
CNA - Nicosia - In September 2020, economic sentiment in Cyprus deteriorated slightly as the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI-CypERC) decreased...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: ISQ group sees 40% fall in billing in Portuguese-speaking markets
Lisbon, Sept. 28, 2020 (Lusa) - The president of the Portuguese ISQ business group said on Monday that the engineering,...
Lusa - Business News - Angola: Sovereign fund invests $8.6M in rare earth project
London, Sept. 28, 2020 (Lusa) - Australian mining company Pensana Rare Earths announced on Monday that the Angolan Sovereign Base...
Lusa - Business News - Macau: Tourism agency tries to attract more mainland visitors
Beijing, Sept. 28, 2020 (Lusa) - The semi-autonomous Chinese region of Macau inaugurated a week of outdoor activities in Beijing...
Lusa - Business News - Mozambique: Consultant estimates recession for the first time in 30 years
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CNA - وزير الدولة للسياحة: يمكن لقبرص أن تبرز كوجهة سياحية شتوية
وكالة الأنباء القبرصية - قبرص / نيقوسيا - مهى ميخائيل
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: National mint wins €200M contract to make Cameroons passports
Lisbon, Sept. 28, 2020 (Lusa) - A consortium between Portugal's Casa de Moeda - Mint (INCM) and the German company...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Banks prepare to downsize worker numbers, branch closures
Lisbon, Sept. 28, 2020 (Lusa) - Portuguese banks are preparing a new reduction in structures, with workers leaving soon, ...
Lusa - Business News - Cabo Verde: Government debt up 1.5% in three months, record highs
Praia, Sept.28,2020 (Lusa) - Cabo Verde's government public debt increased by 1.5% from April to June, exceeding 2,236 million euros,...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: President brushes off US ambassador warning on Chinese investment
Lisbon, Sept.28,2020(Lusa)-Portugal's president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, has responded to a warning from the US ambassador against investment by Chinese...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: PSI20 up 0.92%, hovering around the 4,000 mark
Lisbon, Sept. 28, 2020 (Lusa) - The Lisbon Stock Exchange opened in positive territory on Monday, with the main index,...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Commission president sees 'good results' from Portuguese EU presidency
Brussels, Sept.28,2020(Lusa)- The president of the European Commission has said that she expects to see "good results" from working together...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Country 'on track' for clean energy, digital future - EC president
Brussels, Sept.28,2020 (Lusa) - The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has said that she sees Portugal...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: European Commission president assures country of solidarity in crisis
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NNA - Greenpeace MENA issues guidelines to protect public health from Beirut blast emissions




NNA-The explosion that took place at the port in Beirut appeared to happen in a facility storing approximately 2750tonnes of the chemical ammonium nitrate which is used to manufacture fertilisers and explosives. This is the latest in a number of serious explosions involving ammonium nitrate stretching back to the beginning of the 20th century.

Fires like this emit large quantities of polluting gases, particularly nitrogen oxides (NOx). The orange colour of the smoke plume was due to nitrogen dioxide. This orange colour was also observed in the plume as it dispersed over the city and nearby region. Other materials involved in the fire and explosion will generate combustion products such as PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) and soot particles. These chemicals and fine soot particles are also potentially hazardous to health.

It is possible that NOx will react in the atmosphere to form ozone, another harmful gas, while the large quantities of NOx released into the atmosphere may cause deposition of acidic material in downwind areas. It is also likely that the incident will have produced significant amounts of primary and secondary particulate matter pollution. The precise impact will depend on the concentrations of harmful substances produced, together with the amounts that are deposited on surfaces and returned to the air as a result of clean-up operations.

It is likely that now that the fires have been extinguished the most severe air pollution episode will now be over, but, even so, some people may have been exposed to significant air pollution.

At this point, the health impacts most likely to be reported in the short-term include breathing difficulties, together with possible eye and skin irritation. In the case of serious symptoms medical help should be sought. The most vulnerable individuals are likely to be the very young and the elderly, and those with underlying heart or respiratory conditions may be particularly vulnerable.

To protect against inhalation of particulate matter, suitable masks (N95 or, ideally, FFP3 type) or face coverings should be worn outside, or in any dusty environment, to guard against exposure to dust and particulates.

In order to try and protect public health, the following may be tried:

1. Children, the elderly and other vulnerable people should remain in a cleaner, indoor environment when possible. Where damage prevents this (it is clear that many windows of homes have been shattered) vulnerable individuals should be sent to a safer place away from the immediately impacted areas, where they can be sheltered and secure.

2. Where damage allows and where energy is available, homes should be thoroughly cleaned while wearing a mask or face covering:

● Keep hands, face and skin clean and protected

● Once cleaned, the windows and doors should be shut.

● Debris should be removed using thick gloves, avoiding cuts from glass and sharp materials.

● All flat surfaces should be washed with soap and water, and wet cloths should then be dried to remove dust and particles.

● Soft furnishings should be vacuumed clean and where possible, machine-washed.

● Outside areas, such as balconies and courtyards, should be washed down if possible.

● Domestic air-conditioning should be used if operable and undamaged and won’t allow particles in from the outside

3. Continue to observe all possible precautions against COVID-19, including wearing a mask, particularly where people gather or shelter together, as medical facilities are presently overwhelmed and might have reduced ability to treat patients.

4. All fruit and vegetables should be washed thoroughly in clean water before consumption (including vegetables which are normally peeled) to protect against ingestion of deposited contaminants.—Green Peace









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Agency : NNA

Date : 2020-08-07 11:20:00



 



 

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