Shocking images of India's national capital Delhi breathing toxic air that is equal to smoking 33 cigarettes a day
Air pollutionin the city has hit the severe plus category with several parts recording a 1,000 above Air Quality Index (AQI).
- Right now, stepping out in the
Delhi airis equal to smoking 33 cigarettes a day.
- A public health emergency has been declared in the national capital.
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Air pollution in the city has hit the severe plus category with several parts recording a 1,000 above Air Quality Index (AQI). The Delhi government issued a public health emergency and has requested people to stay indoors as much as possible.
Right now, stepping out in the Delhi air is equal to smoking 33 cigarettes a day.
The visuals of the city paint a picture of helplessness and despair.
Health Minister Satyendra Jain issued an advisory asking people to stay at home. Schools are shut while offices are encouraging work from home for their employees.
Bangladeshi cricketers wear masks during a practice session at Arun Jaitley Stadium before the match on Sunday.
Women carry out Chatth Puja rituals in the middle of the toxic foam in the Yamuna river.
A cloud of smog covers apartments in Dwarka area in the afternoon.
Traffic officials in Delhi are wearing masks. On Sunday, the US Embassy recorded PM-2.5 level at 802 at 1 p.m.
Delhi’s landmark monuments are covered in smog.
Over 37 flights were averted while 500 were delayed to the National Capital because of low visibility due to the smog.
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