Singapore: Pollution levels reached a new record high in Singapore, as smoky haze from fires in Indonesia shrouded the city state.Singapore commuters are finding it difficult to breathe in the haze.Nobody knows when the haze will clear so people are taking precautions for now.
On Thursday the pollution standards index(PSI) hit 371, breaking all previous records. A reading of more man 300 means the air is officially “hazardous”.The haze , which has obscured much of Singapores Skyline, has brought with it a strong smell of brunt wood.
Many residents have donned face masks amid government warnings that those who can should stay at home. The haze , caused by slash-and-burn land clearance on Indonesias Sumatra island, has hit other parts of the rgion , including Indonesias Riau island , just off Singapore.
In Malaysia, around 200 schools in the countries south were ordered to shut.