Pollution prompts Bangkok to close schools for the week

Student wear masks as they wait to be picked up, as classes in over 400 Bangkok schools have been cancelled due to worsening air pollution, at a public school in Bangkok, Thailand, January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Choking air pollution has prompted schools to close in the Thai capital for the rest of the week and people celebrating next week’s Lunar New Year holiday were urged to curb the use of incense and fireworks. Air quality in Bangkok is hovering at unhealthy levels as the amount of hazardous dust […]

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