Masks advised for Sahara dust alert

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The National Civil Protection Service (Sinaproc) has issued a surveillance notice due to the displacement of particles or dust from the Sahara in various regions of the country.

The phenomenon will occur in Coclé, Guna Yala region, Colón, Panama, and East Panama.

According to Sinaproc, the entry of these particles causes foggy conditions that could affect people with allergies. The use of masks and face shields has been advised.

The notice will be valid until May 24, the entity said.