Bangkok tells residents to mask up, stay home as pollution spikes

Bangkok tells residents to mask up, stay home as pollution spikes

5 days ago

KUALA LUMPUR โ€“ Residents in Bangkok have been advised to work from home and put on masks when outdoors as air pollution worsens in the Thai capital city.

Governor Chadchart Sittipunt said in a statement yesterday that residents are also advised to make use of public transportation instead of personal vehicles.

However, schools will remain open for now.

Authorities are also looking into controlling activities such as outdoor burning and construction, reported Bloomberg.

While Bangkokโ€™s PM2.5 level is currently considered moderate, according to AirVisual, it is expected to hit unhealthy levels from today onwards.

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