With winters approaching and easing of the coronavirus-induced lockdown, Delhi-NCR is bracing for months of poor air quality. The national capital's air quality was in the 'poor' category on Sunday morning.
Thick blanket of smog shrouds Delhi/NCR even though strict measures came into force under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP). The NCR recorded a 'very poor' Air Quality Index of 315 on Thursday morning.
Air pollution kills millions every year. This winter, experts warn that a collusion between coronavirus and particulate matter will exacerbate infections and related deaths. What are we doing about this clear and present danger?