Sandstorm warning issued for Crete


Health authorities on Crete have warned that the island will be blanketed Wednesday by a sandstorm carrying airborne dust in excess of the daily average of 50 micrograms of PM10 per cubic meter.

People with respiratory and heart conditions and the over-65s are advised to avoid intense physical activity, while drivers are urged to limit the use of cars.

The sandstorm is expected to ease by Sunday.