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A view of Putrajaya skyline engulfed in haze this evening. - NSTP/LUQMAN HAKIM ZUBIR

PUTRAJAYA: Tour operators are being urged to keep tabs on the haze situation and provide face masks if necessary.

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi, who made the call today, also urging everybody, including visitors, to keep themselves updated on the Malaysian Air Pollutant Index at (Apims).

“The public, especially children, senior citizens and those with health problems, are advised to wear face masks and limit their involvement in outdoor activities.”

Mohamaddin said the ministry was keeping a close watch of the situation, especially at tourist attractions, including Banting, Selangor and Rompin, Pahang.

“Banting has recorded unhealthy API (Air Pollutant Index) at 104 and Rompin at 176 as of 3pm (on Monday).”

Apims categorises API reading of between 0-50 as good, 51-100 as moderate, 101-200 as “unhealthy”, 201-300 as very unhealthy, and 300 and above as hazardous.

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