Air purifiers are now sold out at most stores as hazy conditions persist with the latest Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reaching 299 at 12noon on Thursday.
Singapore's air quality was just shy of "hazardous" at 12pm on Thursday, with the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) hitting the 299 mark. Air becomes hazardous when the PSI breaches 300.
Hospitals are closing the windows in their subsidised B2 and C class wards to protect patients against the high level of particles in the air as the haze worsens. These wards are usually naturally ventilated, with windows open.
A former travel company staff was jailed for 28 months on Thursday for misappropriating $49,551.
Singapore's Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) is creeping back up after a slight reprieve from Wednesday night's peak of 321, the worst reading in the country's history.