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29 schools in Selangor closed today due to haze

SHAH ALAM (Sept 13): A total of 29 schools in Klang and Kuala Langat are closed today due to haze, up from only five schools yesterday.

The Selangor Education Department, in a statement here yesterday, said the closure would affect 24 schools in Klang and five schools in Kuala Langat, involving a total of 45,265 students.

The standard operating procedure is for schools to close once the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading in their respective areas hits 200.

An API reading of zero to 50 indicates good air quality; 51 to 100, moderate; 101 to 200, unhealthy; 201 to 300, very unhealthy and 300 and above, hazardous.

According to the Department of Environment’s (DOE) website, the API readings at 7 pm yesterday at Johan Setia was 189, Klang, 116; and Banting, 111.

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