Are you concerned about the Singapore air quality? Singapore late Thursday ordered emergency school closures as air pollution reached “hazardous” levels due to suffocating smoke from agricultural fires raging on a nearby Indonesian island. Singapore’s air quality steadily worsened during the day as thick smog blown in from forest fires on Indonesia’s neighbouring island of Sumatra bore down on the city-state, which prides itself on its clean environment. Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said the shutdown order for Friday will affect primary and secondary schools as well as kindergartens run by the ministry and special education schools. A reading of the three-hour Pollutant Standards Index, showed the air quality deteriorating from “very unhealthy” earlier in the day to “hazardous”.
PSI levels have risen to an alarming level in Singapore – and Uber understands that staying indoors may not be an option. That’s why Uber Singapore is leveraging the reliability of the Uber platform to bring much-needed haze protection to you. UberHEALTH will be available today (September 24) until 7PM, and Uber users will be able to request their On-Demand haze masks within their app – all at no cost because of the poor Singapore air quality. Just request the UberHEALTH option, and an Uber Singapore driver will arrive at your location with 4 N95 air masks. This service is being provided full service, free of charge to all existing and new clients in Uber Singapore.
For more information about Singapore air quality and what Uber will do to help, read the Uber Singapore promotional blog here.