Public Health Emergency Declared in Delhi/ NCR, schools to be shut till Nov 5
The air quality in Delhi continues to deteriorate. Notably, the pollution level in Delhi has reached severe plus. Keeping the alarming condition in mind, a Supreme Court-mandated panel has declared a public health emergency in Delhi/NCR. Apart from it, the panel has also banned construction work till November 5. The overall AQI of Delhi has been marked 456.
According to a letter which was written by EPCA chairperson Bhure Lal, the air quality of Delhi entered the severe plus category on Thursday night. People of Delhi woke up to a hazy morning on Friday. It was smog all around with a lot of difficulty in breathing. The air quality can adversely impact health, especially children. 99 percent of children in Delhi under 5 years are exposed to dangerous PM 2.5 pollutant levels. They can develop chronic coughs, asthma, long–term cognitive impairment and many more.
Meanwhile, there is no announcement of keeping schools shut. But according to Directorate of Education (DoE) director Binay Bhushan, they will soon announce after monitoring the condition today.
5 Important Points you need to know:
1. Odd-Even scheme to make a comeback from November 4
2. Construction work in Delhi is banned till November 5
3. Overall AQI of the National Capital is 456 which comes under the severe plus category
4. Delhi government is sprinkling water in various parts of the city to combat pollution
5. Use masks whenever you step out. The PM 2.5 directly goes to your blood and can cause some severe health problems.
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