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Air pollution haze covers Singapore 싱가포르, 대기 오염

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And finally, turning back to Asia. A smokey haze has blanketed Singapore... with government officials warning residents to stay indoors. Paul, this is one of the most pristine city states in the world known for its natural beauty. What′s going on? Singapore′s National Environment Agency is blaming a shift in wind patterns... that has brought a wave of thick smoke coming from forest fires on Indonesia′s Sumatra Island. The agency said air pollution rose to "unhealthy" levels across northern and southern Singapore on this Friday. Many living there are reporting of suffocating conditions, leading to symptoms like coughing and irritated eyes, however some residents say the haze is still bearable. "I think the haze is still okay. It′s not as bad as last year. But I think it will be worse and I can feel like some of my friends are already sick because of the haze, like they have cough and sore throat, but compared to last year, this is not that bad." Officials say relief is on the way with rain in the forecast over the next four days,... which should help the amount of pollution in the air. Singapore has also been trying to reign in companies that contribute to greenhouse gases... regardless of whether the companies operate on the island. Though, it remains to be seen how the new measures can be enforced.Chery All right Paul,... thanks for those updates. We′ll see you back... in just about two hours.