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Low chance of haze affecting Singapore on Oct 10, rain expected to improve Indonesia hotspot situation: NEA

SINGAPORE — The likelihood of haze affecting Singapore on Tuesday (Oct 10) is low as rain in the region is expected to improve the hotspot situation in Indonesia.

NEA started sending daily haze advisories on Saturday when the air quality entered the unhealthy range for the first time since 2019.

The haze task force, involving 28 agencies, also convened and rolled out their respective action plans.

DO YOU NEED A MASK?

According to the interagency haze task force, N95 masks are not required for short exposure to haze such as when commuting from home to school or work. 

“In general, a healthy individual who has to be outdoors for several hours may wear an N95 mask to reduce exposure when the forecasted air quality is in the hazardous range (PSI > 300),” the task force said in a media release on Saturday.

Vulnerable people can wear an N95 mask if they have to be outdoors for several hours when the 24-hour PSI is above 200. CNA

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