Singapore gets breath of fresh air

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Sg haze clearingSingapore on June 23 and 24 got some relieve from the hazardous haze originating from forest fires in Sumatra due to favourable wind conditions. The Pollutant Standard Index went down to the moderate band and is expected to remain there for at least a few days.

However, Singaporeans are still being advised to minimise outdoor activities as authorities don’t expect the smoke-free air to last.

“An improvement in the hazy conditions was due to a temporary area free of dense haze upwind of Singapore, and transient changes in the local wind conditions,” the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on its website.

Elderly people, pregnant women, children, as well as persons with chronic lung disease, heart disease  or stroke are advised to avoid all outdoor activity and wear an N95 mask if such activity could not be avoided.

Meanwhile, Singapore’s government said it hoped to see strong, firm and effective action being taken in Indonesia against companies found to engage in illegal burning resulting in the regional haze situation.

Singapore’s Attorney General is also considering what action Singapore can take locally against such proven errant companies.

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Singapore on June 23 and 24 got some relieve from the hazardous haze originating from forest fires in Sumatra due to favourable wind conditions. The Pollutant Standard Index went down to the moderate band and is expected to remain there for at least a few days.

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Sg haze clearingSingapore on June 23 and 24 got some relieve from the hazardous haze originating from forest fires in Sumatra due to favourable wind conditions. The Pollutant Standard Index went down to the moderate band and is expected to remain there for at least a few days.

However, Singaporeans are still being advised to minimise outdoor activities as authorities don’t expect the smoke-free air to last.

“An improvement in the hazy conditions was due to a temporary area free of dense haze upwind of Singapore, and transient changes in the local wind conditions,” the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on its website.

Elderly people, pregnant women, children, as well as persons with chronic lung disease, heart disease  or stroke are advised to avoid all outdoor activity and wear an N95 mask if such activity could not be avoided.

Meanwhile, Singapore’s government said it hoped to see strong, firm and effective action being taken in Indonesia against companies found to engage in illegal burning resulting in the regional haze situation.

Singapore’s Attorney General is also considering what action Singapore can take locally against such proven errant companies.

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