Public returning from Aidiladha prayers at Masjid Putra, Putrajaya. Two more areas recorded an unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) reading as of 4pm today, making it a total of five areas. Pix by FARIZ ISWADI ISMAIL.

KUALA LUMPUR: Two more areas recorded an unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) reading as of 4pm today, making it a total of five areas.

According to the Department of Environment (DOE) portal, the two new areas that registered unhealthy readings are in Pahang; Balok Baru, Kuantan (111) and Indera Mahkota (102).

The other areas that saw their unhealthy API reading remain are in Johor, namely Kota Tinggi (104), Larkin Lama (132) and Pasir Gudang (132).

Readings more than 201 is classified as unhealthy and can worsen health condition while an API or more than 300 is considered as hazardous to public health and all outdoor activities must be avoided especially for those in the high risk group.