Forest fires complicate COVID-19 fight in Indonesia World

Forest fires complicate COVID-19 fight in Indonesia

Smog from forest fires in Indonesia could complicate the country's efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, as its government has no contingency plan for additional respiratory diseases, local health experts warned on May 8.
Thailand works to alleviate drought, smog problems in all areas World

Thailand works to alleviate drought, smog problems in all areas

Due to the drought situation and the severe problems of dust and haze, the Thai government has ordered the Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation (DRRAA) to review the annual royal rainmaking action plan to alleviate problems for people in all regions, said the Department’s Director General Surasee Kittimonthon said.
Hanoi schools to shut on bad air days Society

Hanoi schools to shut on bad air days

Kindergartens and primary schools in Hanoi will be closed if the air quality index (AQI) hits 300 and above, equivalent to hazardous levels, city authorities announced on December 25.