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Schools, offices to remain shut thrice a week in Lahore as smog worsens

Schools, offices will remain shut thrice a week in Lahore as the smog situation worsens!

The decision comes from the Punjab government as the smog situation in the provincial capital has taken a turn for the worse.

Punjab Relief Commissioner Babar Hayat Tarar in a notification issued on Monday said the restriction would be in place from November 27 to January 15.

Schools and offices will be closed on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, the notification added.

Moreover, offices that come under the limits of Metropolitan Corporation Lahore will also be closed, thrice a week.

Meanwhile, the educational institutions will organise online classes to keep up with the academic planning.

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Likewise, private companies would allow their employees to work from home during the closure.

The city has reportedly been amongst the most polluted cities in the world for the past several days.

On Sunday, the air quality in the walled city was recorded at 370.

Saman Siddiqui

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