A tourist on the observation deck at Baiyoke Tower in Bangkok. Photo: Bloomberg

Bangkok’s smog crisis forces 437 schools to close after governor warns ‘children might be harmed’

  • Toxic particles known as PM2.5 increased at the end of December and have since remained above the World Health Organisation’s safe threshold
Topic |   Thailand

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A tourist on the observation deck at Baiyoke Tower in Bangkok. Photo: Bloomberg
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Laura Villadiego

Laura Villadiego

Born and raised in Spain, Laura Villadiego is a freelance journalist specialized in human rights, labour issues and the environment. Based in Thailand, she has been covering Southeast Asia since 2009. Her work has been published in international media outlets, such as Al Jazeera, The Guardian or the Spanish News Agency EFE. She has also co-authored two books focused on supply chains.