Haze: 648 schools in four states close today

17 Sep 2019 / 18:53 H.

PUTRAJAYA: A total of 648 schools were closed today due to the haze with the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in their respective areas exceeding 200, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE) today.

The schools comprise 636 government schools, with 298 of them in Sarawak (298), Selangor (201) , Putrajaya (25) and Negeri Sembilan (112), involving a total of 445,249 students.

The remaining 12 are private schools and involved 7,432 students.

An API reading of zero 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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