The Daily Mail reports:
“Singapore will close all primary and secondary schools on Friday as worsening pollution causes air quality to deteriorate, the Ministry of Education said late on Thursday.
Slash-and-burn agriculture in neighbouring Indonesia has blanketed Singapore in a choking haze for weeks, and the air quality has worsened since Wednesday night.
The three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reading climbed to 314 and the 24-hour figure rose to 223-275 at 10 p.m. local time (1400 GMT). Anything over 300 indicates “hazardous” air quality and 201-300 is “very unhealthy”, Singapore’s National Environment Agency says on its website.”
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