By J. Jala | 05:01 PM September 22, 2020
A haze in Indonesia in Sept. 2019. Photo: Jakarta Post

The Department of Environment and Natural Resource (DENR) Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in Region 7 (Central Visayas) on Monday reiterated its advice to the public to be cautious when outdoors amid the haze in the region.

Haze coming fom the forest fires of Indonesia pushed by Habagat is currently affecting portions of Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Visayas and Mindanao.

The province of Guimaras and the whole Western Visayas is under haze alert.

The public are advised to stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed.

Everyone is advised to wear mask or eye goggles when going outside due to the ill effects of haze like cough, asthma or other health problems.

Do not jog or run outside as the body ingests more pollutants when active.

Areas under Haze Alert:

– Palawan
– Masbate
– Antique
– Iloilo
– Guimaras
– Negros Occidental
– Negros Oriental
– Cebu
– Bohol
– Siquijor
– Leyte
– Southern Leyte
– Biliran
– Northern Samar
– Eastern Samar
– Samar
– Dinagat
– Surigao del Sur
– Surigao del Norte
– Agusan del Norte
– Agusan del Sur
– Zamboanga del Norte

By Bohol Island News

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