Bangkok administration urges working from home on Thursday due to bad air quality

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has sought cooperation from the public and private sectors by allowing their staff to work from home on Thursday, in anticipation of poor air quality in the city, which may reach health-threatening levels.

BMA officials and the Pollution Control Department met on Tuesday to discuss the air pollution problem, caused by the accumulation of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere, which is likely to worsen on Thursday due poor air circulation.

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt said that the amount of PM2.5 in the atmosphere in the capital has been increasing over the past two days, although the situation improved slightly today (Tuesday) due to strong winds.

He warned that the situation is, however, expected to deteriorate on Thursday.

The governor said that the BMA set up a war room in November, to cope with air pollution caused by PM2.5 and to enable members of the public to file complaints through “Traffy Fondue” application.


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