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Some activities in USM, Penang still go on despite the haze. Pix by Danial Saad
Some activities in USM, Penang still go on despite the haze. Pix by Danial Saad

The states in the north part of peninsular Malaysia still recovering from the bad Air Pollutant Index (API) reading over the past couple of days.

In Penang, the API in all three stations in the state continues to record unhealthy readings this morning.

The reading at the USM station was at 113 as of 9am while the readings at the Seberang Jaya 2 and Prai stations were 110 and 100 respectively.

Varsity students were seen wearing face masks in the university compound and a few were adamantly practising football amidst the haze in USM field for their upcoming match.

In Kedah, the API in some areas in the state as well as Perlis remained at unhealthy levels with over readings of over 100 from 6am up to 10am.

According to the Department of Environment (DOE) website, up until 10am today, Bakar Arang, Sungai Petani in Kedah recorded the highest API readings at 111, followed by Kangar and Langkawi at 110 and Alor Star at 106.

The API readings for Alor Star, Langkawi showed a gradual increase from 6am up to 9am.

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