OpenNet's key sub-contractor has announced a temporary halt in fibre installation and repair in Singapore with immediate effect.
They said they are doing this to protect workers from the effects of worsening air quality.
A very heavy haze or smog, arising out of the slashing and burning of plantations in neighbouring Indonesia, has affected life and work in Singapore since Monday.
The current stop work order is applicable till further notice.
OpenNet said it apologises for any inconvenience this action may have on any of its subscribers whose installation appointments are impacted by this precaution. All affected installations will be rescheduled.
The situation will be reassessed regularly to determine appropriate safety measures to ensure workers are offered some relief from the smog upon resumption of work, the company said in an official statement.
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