Special: Singapore's worst haze in history

PHOTO: Special: Singapore's worst haze in history

SINGAPORE - The 3-hour PSI reading stood at 78 at 2pm on Sunday. This is down from the last PSI reading of 90 at 11am.

Friday's 12 noon PSI of 401 was a new all-time high after the 371 reading on Thursday afternoon at 1pm.

A PSI reading of 101 to 200 means air quality is in the "unhealthy" range and 201 to 300 means "very unhealthy".

Anything above that means "hazardous".

Please check back on AsiaOne for hourly PSI updates.

HEALTH ADVISORY

Healthy people

  • Avoid prolonged/strenuous outdoor physical exertion
  • Wear N95 mask if prolonged and strenuous outdoor activity is unavoidable

Elderly, pregnant women and children

  • Avoid all outdoor activity
  • Wear N95 mask if prolonged outdoor activity is unavoidable

People with chronic medical conditions especially lung or heart disease

  • Avoid all outdoor activity
  • Wear N95 mask if prolonged outdoor activity is unavoidable

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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