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Coronavirus: Pollution Levels Drop In Delhi

INDIA NEWS: Delhi is known to be the world’s most polluted city but now as India remains under the coronavirus lockdown, it has given the Indian capital some of the freshest air seen in decades. The world of whatsapp was recently flooded with pictures of Delhi showing the impact the lockdown has had on pollution levels. The air pollution indexes red banner that normally indicated how each intake of breath – which is really just a toxic blast on the lungs – has been replaced instead by a healthy, cheerful green.

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New Delhi pollution then and now

The pollution levels of the Indian capital of Delhi, according to the air quality index (AQI) levels, are normally peaking around 200 on an average day. By the World Health Organization standards anything over 25 is categorised as unsafe, in 2019 the index spiked to over 900 which is considered life-threatening.

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Delhi is known to be the world’s most polluted city but now as India remains under lockdown, it has given the Indian capital some of the freshest air seen in decades. Image Source: The Guardian

But now as the lockdown continues , a total of 11 million vehicles now off the the roads of Delhi and factories ceasing operations the air-index levels dropped to below 20.

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About Naufal Khan

Naufal Khan was the Publisher at ADISHAKTI MEDIA and the editor-in-chief of the South African Indian news service Indian Spice. Khan was former Sunday Times journalist and also an occult fiction and non-fiction writer with several published titles.