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Haze: Schools in Selangor, KL, Putrajaya, NS, parts of Sarawak closed tomorrow

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 27 (Bernama) -- All schools in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, Sri Aman, Kuching and Samarahan in Sarawak have been ordered closed tomorrow following a deterioration in the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading.

A statement from the Education Ministry today said continued monitoring throughout the country found that several states and divisions today recorded very unhealthy (201-300) and unhealthy (101-200) API readings.

The statement said that the state education departments, district education departments for the states and divisions affected must inform the schools and parents in their respective areas about the closure immediately.

As at 11am today, five areas recorded very unhealthy API reading with Shah Alam recording the highest reading at 281; Batu Muda, Kuala Lumpur (256); Port Klang (252), Petaling Jaya (232); and Putrajaya (206).

Meanwhile, several other areas in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan and Sarawak recorded unhealthy API readings namely Banting (190); Sri Aman (188); Cheras (183); Kuala Selangor (168); Seremban (152); Samarahan (145); Nilai (144); Kuching (139); and Port Dickson (131).

 

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