Haze in Sri Aman, S'wak breaches hazardous level

Published on 17 Sep 2019 11:05:17 PM

The haze in Sarawak has hit “hazardous” levels, with the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading in one area having crossed the 300 mark.

According to the Department of Environment’s data, Sri Aman in Sarawak went beyond the 300 level early on Tuesday (Sept 17).

It is the first region to be classified as “hazardous” since the haze started affecting the country this month.

It was reported that the worsening haze situation in Sarawak has forced 298 schools in eight districts to close on Tuesday morning (Sept 17).

Some 128,291 students were affected by the closure of the schools.

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