Smoke haze over Canberra expected to worsen

Further to our earlier advice, the ACT Emergency Services Agency has been advised the smoke haze over Canberra is expected to worsen.

The smoke will continue to be blown in from NSW this afternoon. Smoke from fires in Victoria is also expected reach the ACT overnight.

The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.

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