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Wide-ranging plans ready to cope with haze

Masks stockpiled, measures drawn up for schools and health institutions

Published on May 29, 2014 6:29 AM
Singapore shrouded in haze on June 20, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE is prepared if the haze returns as feared in the next few months. Plans are in place at schools and health-care institutions, government agencies said in a joint reply to queries from The Straits Times.

The Inter-Agency Haze Task Force comprising 23 government agencies is also on alert.

After last year's chaos, when many people had difficulty obtaining N95 masks, the Government has stockpiled 16 million in case of shortages.

The Ministry of Health has also placed masks with distributors and the People's Association.

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