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Commentary: Why Covid-19 could complicate haze prevention

27 Jul Commentary: Why Covid-19 could complicate haze prevention

By Meixi Gan and Aaron Choo
For The Straits Times

Although the Covid-19 pandemic has dominated headlines in 2020, it is unfortunately not the only danger to public health that Singapore and Southeast Asia face this year. With the return of the dry season, there is a chance that transboundary haze released by forest and peat fires in Indonesia might return. Early action is needed to ensure that the region does not end up battling health threats on multiple fronts.

The full commentary is available on The Straits Times.

• Gan Meixi is the Singapore Institute of International Affairs assistant director for sustainability, while Aaron Choo is its assistant director of international affairs and media.