Haze blocks KL Tower, KLCC visibility

Haze blocks KL Tower, KLCC visibility

Popular landmarks in the capital including the country’s tallest structures, KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers, were shrouded by haze as air quality and visibility worsened towards the afternoon.

Checks by Bernama revealed that sundry shops and stalls have started selling face masks at their outlets while many people are seen wearing masks when outdoors.

Tourists were left disappointed as most popular landmarks in the capital were not visible for photography.

Based on the Air Pollutant Index (API) displayed on the Department of Environment’s (DOE) portal, two areas in Kuala Lumpur recorded unhealthy API readings namely Batu Muda (136) and Cheras (139) while the reading for Putrajaya was 153.

A reading of between 0 to 50 is categorised as good, 51 to 100 (moderate), 101 to 200 (unhealthy), 201 to 300 (very unhealthy) and above 300 (hazardous).

Meanwhile, in Selangor, six areas have unhealthy air quality at 7am this morning.

According to the DOE website, the API reading at Shah Alam was 133, Klang 121, Banting (120), Johan Setia Klang (158), Petaling Jaya (135) and Kuala Selangor (106).


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