Natural disasters have significantly increased these days, affecting the livelihood of the people in many ways. The recent news is that smoke and haze (smaze) from Indonesia has been brought to the Indonesia due to the Typhoon Lando. This typhoon has strong wind that made the smaze hit the Indonesia, thereby causing more havoc than before. The smaze first arrived at Puerto Princesa, Palawan and thickened slowly. Despite this, the authority said there is no need to cancel flights, and there is no need for the citizens to wear a protective mask.
The smaze has also arrived at Ormoc, Leyte and people and travelers are under huge risk of getting health problems. Flight operations in Tagbiliran airport in Bohol became normal after the conditions improved. However, the smaze is still seen in Mount Maribojoc and Panglao Island.
Though Gensan is back to normal, the number of people visiting the doctors for check ups has increased. Most patients are babies, who experienced a cough and cold, and the stock of medicines and nebulizers are decreasing. The Government has been actively helping people affected by the smaze. Various governmental agencies and authorities are coordinating with each other to tackle this situation.
Department of Health (DOH) announced that people with conditions like cardiovascular disease and asthma should stay inside the home.