Monday , June 5 2023

People were advised to be careful about fog


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Following the emergence of fog in several parts of the country caused by forest fires in Indonesia, the Ministry of Health has advised people to stop outdoor physical activities.

Durak general manager of health Datuk, Noor Hisham Abdullah, said such activities will increase respiration and metabolic rate, which will lead to fog and hot weather-related diseases.

He also encouraged people to wear face masks and to wear umbrellas, as well as to wear caps when out and about.

"Close all windows of the house and keep the house clean, as well as reduce indoor air pollution by not smoking," he said in a statement here on Thursday (August 1).

Dr. Noor Hisham also advised people to drink plenty of water and seek immediate treatment if they are not well.

Dr Noor Hisham said the public could obtain information on measures to reduce the effects of fog and hot weather through the ministry's websites at / 51-managebu, http: // and

Meteorological Department said the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and western Sarawak began experiencing the fog on Thursday due to the wildfires in six provinces in Indonesia.

The fog will affect the weather in Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan and Putrajaya on the peninsula and Kuching, Seriano and Samarahan in Sarawak, it said. – Bernama

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