SINGAPORE - Air quality has improved since Saturday afternoon, and this downward trend has been sustained till Monday morning.
The three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) fell to a low of 47 at 7am on Monday before rising slowly to 65 as of 10pm today.
The National Environmental Agency (NEA) said that for the next few days, slightly hazy conditions can be expected as dry weather conditions and the prevailing southerly to southeasterly winds are likely to continue.
The 24-hour PSI for tomorrow is expected to continue to be in the "moderate" band of 51 to 100.
Avoid prolonged/strenuous outdoor physical exertion
Elderly, pregnant women and children
Minimise prolonged outdoor activity
People with chronic medical conditions especially lung or heart disease
Avoid all outdoor activity
Wear N95 mask if prolonged outdoor activity is unavoidable.
* The use of N95 mask increases the effort in breathing and may cause discomfort, tiredness or headache. As some people with chronic lung disease, heart disease or stroke may already have reduced lung volumes or breathing issues, they should stop using a N95 mask if they feel uncomfortable. They should consult their doctor as to whether they can use the N95 mask.
Those who are not feeling well are advised to seek medical attention.
Employers are advised to provide suitable respirators to all employees carrying out outdoor work. They should also deploy susceptible employees to work indoors, preferably doing work which is not physically strenuous.
MOH has activated the hospitals to prepare for the anticipated increase in the number of cases of asthma, bronchitis and conjunctivitis.
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