Iran's air pollution: Schools shut, children kept indoors

Government says it is investing millions to reduce pollution but many believe quality of fuel in vehicles is to blame.

    Hospitals across Iran are reporting an increase in hospitalisations as a result of severe air pollution.

    In the capital Tehran, schools and kindergartens have been ordered shut for one week and children and people with respiratory problems warned to stay inside.

    The government has rejected suggestions that low-quality fuel is to blame.

     

    Al Jazeera's Assed Baig reports from Tehran, Iran.


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