As of Monday, November 18, hazardous air quality was recorded in Dhaka, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) peaking at 246 at around 09:00 (local time). Unhealthy air quality is forecast to affect the capital through at least Sunday, November 24.
An AQI reading of 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 moderate, and 101-200+ unhealthy.
Individuals present in Dhaka are advised to monitor the situation, limit outdoor activities until the situation normalizes, and wear N95 rated masks as a protection. Children and those with chronic respiratory illnesses should exercise increased caution. Individuals are advised to seek medical attention if experiencing breathing difficulties or other health concerns.
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