Twitter was abuzz with hashtags against the cricketer as well as Anushka Sharma for asking people to refrain from bursting firecrackers.
A layer of haze lingered over Delhi-NCR at night as people continued bursting firecrackers despite a ban.
High levels of PM10 and PM2.5 particles are expected to be present in the atmosphere between 1 am and 6 am, officials said.
The specified time period for bursting of crackers is between 8 PM and 10 PM on Deepavali day
'We are in a situation where at this time, preservation of life is more important and the high court knows what is required at the ground level: SC
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Delhi government last week imposed a ban on sale and bursting of firecrackers from November 7 to 30.
The NGT also directed all states and Union Territories to initiate special drives to contain air pollution from all sources in view of the potential of aggravation of Covid-19.
The report also states that long-term exposure to air pollution can cause many of the health conditions associated with increased vulnerability to Covid-19.
Arvind Kejriwal announced the ban along with measures to ramp up medical infrastructure in light of worsening Covid-19 situation.
Amid a surge in Coronavirus cases and rising pollution levels, CM Arvind Kejriwal appealed people not to burst firecrackers.
Kejriwal said he along with his cabinet ministers will perform ''Lakshmi Puja'' at 7.39 pm at some place and urged Delhiites to join them from their homes by watching it on television.
Air quality likely to dip on Wednesday and Thursday, monitoring agency warns.
Only ‘green crackers’ can be manufactured, sold and used in Delhi, as per an SC order issued in 2018.
Deputy commissioners have been asked to be alert, check the sale
Protecting the lives of people is paramount for the government in this challenging time, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said while reviewing the coronavirus situation on Sunday.
Chief Minister K Palaniswami, who expressed his condolences to the bereaved families, announced a solatium of Rs 2 lakh each to them.
Only two varieties of eco-friendly firecrackers are available in markets, but they are also hard to come by.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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