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Source : Ambili Nair Twitter account.

PSI level reaches unhealthy level of 165 on Friday

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has updated the score of Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) to be 128 at 11 am this morning (26 August).

3hrPSI

As for PM2.5 readings, the West and North shows high reading of 124 and 181 at the 11am reading.

1hr PSI 2.5

When the PSI has reached unhealthy level, elderly, pregnant women, and children are advised to minimise prolonged or strenuous outdoor physical exertion. While people with chronic ling and heart disease are advised to avoid prolonged or strenuous outdoor physical exertion.  (visit its site here)

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Neither Singapore nor Indonesia Government has released statements on the cause of the haze.

Yesterday, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of Data, Information, and Public Relations BNPB (National Board for Disaster Management) said six of Indonesian provinces have declared a state of emergency for their forest and bush fires.

These provinces are, South Sumatera, Jambi, Riau, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan and South Kalimantan.

"The declaration of emergency status would give BNPB and its regional units easier access to the potential sources in our efforts to mobilise firefighting forces," Mr Nugroho said.

Mr Nugroho also said the worst of the dry season is yet to come; it is feared September forest fires are more devastating; therefore BNPB has added water bombing helicopters.

Update: At 12pm, the PSI reading is at 165

Many individuals residing in Singapore took to the social media to complain about the haze.

https://twitter.com/official_anup/status/769007015750283264