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Schools In Several States To Close Tomorrow As Well Due To Haze

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PUTRAJAYA – A total of 3,029 schools in several states will be closed tomorrow due to the worsening haze, affecting 1,909,842 students, the Education Ministry said today.

They comprise all the schools in Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur as well as Kuching and Samarahan in Sarawak, Tawau, Lahad Datu, Semporna and Kunak in Sabah and Muar, Ledang and Segamat in Johor, it said in a statement.

Today, schools in Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur as well as Kuching and Samarahan in Sarawak and Tawau, Lahad Datu, Semporna and Kunak in Sabah were closed for the same reason.

As at 4 pm today, the air pollutant index reading in 16 areas indicated the unhealthy level, namely Seremban (193), Batu Muda, Kuala Lumpur (165), Banting (162), Nilai (155), Putrajaya (154), Tawau, Bukit Rambai and Port Dickson (152), City of Melaka (151), Port Klang (146), Shah Alam (142), Petaling Jaya (136), Cheras, Kuala Lumpur (131), Muar (128), Tanjung Malim (111) and Kemaman (105).

An API reading of 0 to 50 indicates good air quality; 51 to 100, moderate; 101 to 200, unhealthy; 201 to 300, very unhealthy and 300 and above, hazardous. – BERNAMA

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