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Delhi engulfed in smog, air quality enters ‘very poor category’

Published: 11th Nov 2020 10:53 am

New Delhi: Delhi continues to remain engulfed in a blanket of smog on Wednesday with the air quality index in the ‘very poor category’.

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The Air Quality Index was at 402 in Anand Vihar, 469 at ITO, 414 in Najafgarh, both in ‘severe category’ and 364 in Mandir Marg, 397 in Ashok Vihar, both in ‘very poor category’, as per Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Indira Gandhi International Airport’s Air Quality Index was also in the ‘very poor’ category.

A young cyclist living near the Laxmi Nagar area said,” Cycling in such heavy smog during the times of COVID-19 can be very problematic for the lungs. It gets very difficult to breathe.” The visibility in the national capital has reduced due to the presence of a high level of smog in the air.

As per health experts, people who are suffering from asthma or other respiratory ailments should prefer working from home.

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