Many people choosing to stay indoors just to be safe

JOHOR BARU: Despite mild signs of haze here, some people are taking proactive measures such as wearing face masks and staying at home to protect their health.

Student management assistant Nurul Aisha Mohd Yusoff, 36, said she does not take her children outside as she is worried about their health.

“My eldest daughter, who is 10 years old, has asthma and I am worried about how the haze would affect her health.

“She suffered breathing difficulties during the haze season in the past, so I am always worried when the haze hits Johor.

“So far, I have not seen any significant signs of haze in the past few days but the weather has been very hot and dry. For now, I will not take her out as a precaution,” she said.

Freelance worker Abdul Hakim Azli, 29, said he also prefers to stay at home these days to avoid the hot and dry weather.

“I do not see haze here, but some of my friends said they have noticed that the sky has been a little foggy in the past two days.

“The whether has been hot and I try to avoid going out as much as I can. As a precaution, I have been wearing a face mask more often when I am out,” he said.

In Segamat, housewife Wong Lay Yok, 59, said the situation has been improving since yesterday.

“It was pretty hazy on Friday, but things improved yesterday. The haze was visible, but it was not as obvious as before.

“I really hope it will not get any worse in the coming days,” she said, adding that she also avoided leaving her house.

Student V. Pavan Vikram, 19, said he has noticed the haze while travelling from Chaah to Segamat.

“I don’t really see it in Chaah, but when I was travelling to Bandar Segamat, I noticed that it was pretty hazy.

“I could see light haze along the way, but I didn’t smell anything different. However, I will still take some precautions,” he said.

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