PM Prayut advises people to work from home as PM2.5 increases
The government encouraged people to wear face masks, especially when outdoors, and consider working from home on Thursday and Friday as PM2.5 air pollutants increase across the country.
The PM2.5 which has been linked to heart and lung diseases as well as cancer will increase across much of the country on February 2-3, said the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD).
According to government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri on Wednesday, “PM Prayut is worried about people’s health, especially those “at risk groups”, and advises them to wear N95 masks when outdoors, and to avoid prolonged outdoor activities.”
The premier also advised government agencies and businesses to think about working from home to help reduce air pollution.
Air conditions will improve from Saturday, TMD forecasts, as winds pick up and start dispersing the air pollution.
Anucha urged people with chronic health problems or respiratory symtoms should consult a doctor before doing outdoor acitvies.
According to iqair.com on Thursday, the air quality in Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Ayutthaya, Phetchabun, Kanchanaburi and Pathum Thani registered “very unhealthy”.
Source: The Nation
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