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Bangkok Urges Residents to Work From Home as Air Pollution Expected to Worsen

  • Residents asked to wear masks outdoors on rising PM 2.5 level
  • Authorities curb outdoor burning, construction activities
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Thai authorities urged Bangkok residents to work from home and wear respirator masks outdoors as air pollution level worsens in one of the world’s most-visited cities. 

Residents in the city of more than 10 million should work from home if possible, or switch from personal vehicles to public transport options if they need to commute, Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt said in a statement on Tuesday. Authorities will seek to control activities causing dust particles such as outdoor burning, construction and combustion from truck engines, he said.