(Bloomberg) – Prime minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha has urged the people of the Thai capital to stay in Bangkok while the air pollution of the city reached dangerous levels.
The air quality index, or AQI, in the city had risen to 182 in Bangkok at 10:14 am – higher than the levels in the famous polluted metropolises of Asia of New Delhi, Beijing and Jakarta, according to the Airvisual website, which shows air pollution around the air monitored. world. Lectures below 50 are considered safe, while anything above 300 is considered dangerous.
People living in areas with high pollution levels in Bangkok have to avoid "unnecessary" outdoor activities or wear masks, Prayuth told reporters in Chiang Mai Province on Monday.
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The second largest economy in Southeast Asia is considered one of the world's most toxic air, mainly caused by construction, vehicle emissions, polluting factories and burning of agricultural land.
Public authorities have taken urgent measures, such as building site inspections and a strict inspection of polluting vehicles, according to Puttipong Punnakanta, the government spokesman.