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Bangkok Schools Ordered Closed Due To Smog

By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter

 

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Students wear masks at at Patai Udom Suksa School on Jan. 15 in Bangkok.

 

BANGKOK — Students will be dismissed from all public schools at noon and classes canceled through Friday as air pollution continues unabated, the governor said Wednesday.

 

Classes at 437 public schools were canceled out of concern the heavy smog could impact student health, according to Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang. Officials said the pollution in the capital this morning exceeded acceptable levels in 39 areas, with the highest density near Rama II Road in Samut Sakhon at up to 145 micrograms per cubic meter.

 

Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/bangkok/2019/01/30/bangkok-schools-ordered-closed-due-to-smog/

 

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Everything is fine ,just close your eyes and don't breath...

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Move them out of the city, something like Brits did during the blitz.

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Our school has 2 days off too. But we have to scan in every day at the school just in case we want  to escape the smog and get out of Bangkok.

What morons I work for. Lol.

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2 minutes ago, Chippy151 said:

Our school has 2 days off too. But we have to scan in every day at the school just in case we want  to escape the smog and get out of Bangkok.

What morons I work for. Lol.

Got me confused.  Are you referencing not trying to kill the children like in CM or your hire, or getting out of Bangkok?

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A fantastic opportunity for school directors not to pay foreign teachers and add to their already burgeoning pockets. "You no teach. I no pay." Maybe I'm being a tad cynicle.😎

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Worsening air pollution forces more Bangkok school closures

By The Nation

 

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The Education Ministry on Wednesday ordered educational institutes in Greater Bangkok to close for two days, starting tomorrow, after air pollution worsened.

 

The ministry will review the situation this weekend to decide whether the measures would be extended, said minister Dr Theerakiat Charoensettasin.

 

The decision followed instructions from Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for the ministry to consider urgent measures to deal with the worsening air pollution in Bangkok on Wednesday, the minister said.

 

The Pollution Control Department reported of unsafe levels of PM2.5 – airborne particulates 2.5 microns or less in diameter – in 39 locations around the city, of which 23 were along main roads. 

 

The level hit 141 micrograms of PM2.5 per cubic metre of air – nearly three times the safe limit of 50 – on Rama II Road in Muang Samut Sakhon, Samut Sakhon province, 45 kilometres from Bangkok.

 

If the situation remains unchanged, the order to suspend the classes may have to continue, he said.

 

The minister was speaking after chairing a meeting of the Office of the Basic Education Commission, Office of the Vocational Education Commission, Office of the Private Education Commission and Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC).

 

Theerakiat said that the OHEC will ask cooperation from universities to consider suspension of classes for the sake of students.

 

Referring to the O-net examination scheduled to take place between February 2-3, he said nothing could be done at the moment so the examination will proceed as scheduled.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30363218

 

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2 hours ago, PhilippBKK said:

Most idiotic move ever!

🙄

Not if the adverse publicity it will bring gets the officials off their proverbial backsides & start doing something!!

We all know this is being viewed around the world, if T.A.T believe it might start impacting tourism watch the power shift in the government house!!!

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Very clever to have all the kids stay home where they don’t have to breathe polluted air. (??) And who is going to be minding them while their parents are at work? TIT

 

The BKK pollution is way worse than any year in the last 20. At most we had a week or so of bad air in BKK, iirc.

 

After a 15k motorcycle ride home in the burbs, lips are still numbish, slightly burning and bitter tasting 3 hours (and 3 drinks) later. I rode with my mouth closed, but I forgot my mask.

 

Anyone else using https://waqi.info to follow the airpocolypse? Odd that many stations are brewed (Lol, greyed. That was spell check, not me!) out today. Is it because they were purple? (200 or more)

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