Schools had already been closed due to pollution on Sunday, while government agencies were to shorten working hours on Monday and Tuesday as pollution has reached alarming levels.
Sunday’s decision to extend the school closure for more two days was made by a crisis committee on air pollution, the broadcaster said.
In addition, alternate-day driving restrictions had been imposed for private vehicles based on plate numbers, it said.
A constant woe for the eight million residents of the Iranian capital, pollution is blamed on bumper-to-bumper traffic and factories in the vicinity of the city wedged between two mountains, thus trapping fumes.
The poor air quality is also exacerbated by reliance on domestic production of petrol of a lower quality, and therefore more polluting, a byproduct of Western sanctions on Iran’s fuel imports.
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