Bangkok public schools order to close today until Friday due to air quality


Bangkok public schools under the supervision of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) have been ordered closed today (Wednesday) until Friday due to severe air pollution in the nation’s capital.

Pongsakorn Kwanmuang, the spokesman for City Hall, said the situation is likely to persist until end of this month due to poor air circulation and accumulation of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere.

The whole of Bangkok and its vicinity were found to contain excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust yesterday morning, measured at between 55-90 microns per cubic metre, according to the Pollution Control Department (PCD), higher than Thailand’s threshold of 50, and well above the World Health Organisation’s standard of 25.

Sources: Thai PBS World | Thaiger

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