Singapore Shuts Schools as Air Quality Hits Hazardous Level

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A pedestrian wearing a face mask uses a smart device at Marina Bay as buildings in the central business district stand shrouded in smog in Singapore.

Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg

Singapore will close its primary and secondary schools today as the haze from Indonesian forest fires pushed air quality into the “hazardous” range for the first time this year, covering the city-state with a layer of smog.

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