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FCO issues Singapore advice

FCO issues Singapore advice
21 Jun 2013

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is advising travellers who have booked hotels in Singapore to check for pollution updates as the city remains shrouded in a thick smog. 

Fires lit to clear trees for agriculture in Indonesia are behind the blanket of haze that has set new records, with Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) figures topping 400 today (21 June). 

With any rating above '101' classed as 'unhealthy', the latest readings in the 'hazardous' range are causing real concern.

'Singapore is experiencing high levels of pollution (haze) from land clearance fires in Indonesia,' the FCO is warning. 'You should monitor the PSI updates and health advisories from the Singapore National Environment Agency (NEA).' 

Currently, the NEA is advising children and older adults to remain indoors, while all other groups should avoid any kind of physical activity outdoors.

The smog is also causing problems for pilots trying to land at the city's airport.ADNFCR-408-ID-801602353-ADNFCR

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