Jakarta is facing serious air pollution. (Source: thejakartapost.com)

Indonesia’s capital city faces severe air pollution

 Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta is facing serious air pollution as throughout 2018, the city’s PM2.5 reached 45.3 micrograms per cubic meter or more than four times the maximum standard set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and three times the maximum level allowed by the Indonesian national standard.
Smog has covered Bangkok in recent weeks (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Thailand: Bangkok schools close due to air pollution

 Air pollution has forced the suspension of classes at private schools across Bangkok this week, though the Pollution Control Department (PCD) on January 23 reported fewer areas with unsafe levels of PM2.5 – airborne particulates 2.5 microns in diameter and smaller.