Disaster operation control centre in Pasir Gudang closed

Air quality readings carried out by the Department of Environment in Pasir Gudang, Johor, have returned to normal. (Bernama pic.)

JOHOR BAHRU: The Disaster Operation Control Centre, which was opened in Pasir Gudang following breathing difficulties and vomiting experienced by students due to suspected air pollution since June 20, was closed yesterday.

Health, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Mohd Khuzzan Abu Bakar said the closure of the control centre at Level 4, Aqabah Tower, was carried out following an improved situation in Pasir Gudang.

“However, the Pasir Gudang Municipal Council (MPPG) has been directed by the Johor Bahru district officer to set up an emergency assistance unit which would be activated immediately if there is a recurrence,” he said in a statement last night.

No new cases were reported yesterday.

Khuzzan said air quality monitoring conducted by the Department of Environment (DOE) last week found the condition had improved and air readings were normal.