A few Bangkok schools cancel classes due to smog


BANGKOK — Although there is no official announcement from the government, a few Bangkok schools have cancelled classes for the rest of the week due to smog that continues to envelope the city. According to Satit Chulalongkorn Universty School, the cancelling of classes was made to avoid students getting sick.

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On its Facebook post, the school narrated the reason they have to cancel classes.

“Students from Kindergarten 1 through Grade 6 were found likely to fall ill in large numbers. We discussed with Bangkok public health officials and were recommended to close the school to curb the spread of illness.”

“The three-day closure (Wednesday to Friday) will allow the school to clean classrooms, equipment and other items,” the school wrote.

Roong Aroon School in west Bangkok’s Bang Khun Thian district, also announced its closure.

“We concluded that [enusing] health problems would affect students of all ages,” the school announced Tuesday night. “We recommend students stay inside to avoid the pollution.

In a report released on Wednesday morning, the air quality showed unhealthy levels particularly in Western Bangkok and nearby provinces in west including Ratchaburi, Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Pathom and Kanchanaburi.

Source: Khaosod English

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