Smog levels rise in Songkhla

Southern residents have been advised to take precautionary measures, as skies are still covered in smog from Indonesian wildfires. 

In Songkhla province, many districts have been covered by the haze. As many as 395 separate wildfires were spotted on Sumatra Island. 

Regional Environmental Office 16 Director Halem J. Marigan said air particles were measured with a minimum size of 128 micrograms per cubic meter. He warned residents to wear protective masks, as pollution has exceeded safety levels. 

Children and those with respiratory conditions should remain indoors. Meanwhile, the amount of smog in Yala province has declined slightly due to rain last night.

Dr. Sommai Boonkliang of Yala’s Public Health Office also advised people to wear masks when leaving their homes and refrain from spending more time outdoors than necessary or drinking rain water.

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