SINGAPORE – June 21, AsiaOne News reported that the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) hit a historical high of 400 at 11 a.m. According to the guidelines from the National Environment Agency, PSI levels above 300 were deemed “hazardous”.

The thick smog led to the panic buying of N95 face mask, used for protection against the haze. Today reported that N95 mask were sold out at many shops across Singapore.

At the Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD), face mask were issue to clients with clients who fall under the high-risk group. This includes children, the elderly and those with medical conditions such as respiratory problems, heart disease or stroke.

With the PSI reaching hazardous levels, clients from the Sheltered Workshop Programme, had to be moved into air-conditioned training rooms. Arrangements were also made for clients of the Day Activity Centre to have their meals in the activity area instead of the cafeteria which is not fully enclosed.

Therapy sessions at SPD’s Day Rehabilitation Centre cancelled on 21 June, have since resumed. Apart from which, all other services were not affected.

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure that our clients’ health is not compromised,” said Abhimanyau Pal, Executive Director, SPD.