Haze-affected people in Padang to get free masks: Official

Haze-affected people in Padang to get free masks: Official

Photo document of police distribute free masks to the community. (ANTARA/Sahlan Kurniawan)

Now masks are available at community clinics for haze-affected people who would like to have them."
Padang, West Sumatra (ANTARA News) - The Padang city health department in West Sumatra will soon distribute free masks to the local people if haze covering the city continues to thicken, a local government official said.

Health Department Chief Eka Lusti said here Friday that the free masks would be distributed if the haze continued to blanket the city.

"The haze blanketing the city of Padang is still at a normal level but we will keep monitoring its latest development and if it continues to thicken, then we will distribute free masks," she said.

The local health department officials have encouraged the local people to reduce their outdoor activities because of the haze from the neighboring province, Eka said.

"Now masks are available at community clinics for haze-affected people who would like to have them," she said.
(Uu.O001/INE/KR-BSR/R013)

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