Nepal government shuts schools, colleges for 4 days over pollution.
The Nepal Government has decided to shut all educational institutions for four days starting Tuesday, until Friday, owing to the severe deterioration of air quality in recent days.
Across the country, an unexpected ascent in air contamination levels is being knowledgeable about the previous few days. The Ministry of Health and Population had given a proclamation advised individuals of the disparate impacts of helpless air quality, urging all to take necessary precautions and to avoid going out unnecessarily.
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has taken a decision on Monday stating that the increasing levels of air pollution could adversely affect the children’s health.
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Following poor visibility induced by the smog, domestic and international flights in the country’s only international airport too had been affected last week.
Among other reasons, widespread instances of the wildfire that are a common occurrence during the summer season, are being cited as the major cause behind this particular environmental concern.
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