School suspended in PD as API hits very unhealthy level

The Ampangan toll plaza at the Lekas Highway enveloped in haze on Sept 13, 2019. The API reading in Port Dickson breached the 200 mark today, causing the suspension of classes at all 63 schools in the district. (Bernama pic)

SEREMBAN: School in Port Dickson was suspended today after the air pollutant index (API) in the district exceeded the 200 mark.

As at 8am this morning, the API in the district had reached a very unhealthy level.

Chairman of the State Action Committee on Investment, Industry, Entrepreneurship, Education and Human Capital Mohamad Rafie Ab Malek said students in all 63 schools in Port Dickson were not allowed to attend classes.

“Teachers must attend school but must put on face masks to protect themselves from the haze,” he said in a statement here today.

He added that the Negeri Sembilan Education Department would continue to monitor the situation and make announcements from time to time.

As at 8am this morning, two more districts in the state had recorded unhealthy readings, namely Nilai (199) and Seremban (174).