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COVID-19 has given the answer for winter life-threatening pollution: Lock Down
Dr K K Aggarwal, President and Dr Anil Kumar Director Environment Department, Heart Care Foundation of India,  29 March 2020
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COVID-19 pandemic has shown a scary picture in a number of countries and as a preventive measure, entire India has been locked down for 21 days starting from 25-03-2020.In Delhi, the lock down is from 22-03-2020 (the day of Janta Curfew) and there has been almost no movement of people and vehicles on roads in last 5 days. This has resulted in improved air quality in Delhi. In Delhi, prominent pollutants are PM10 and PM2.5. As per Central Control Room for Air Quality Management – Delhi NCR, the average values of PM10 and PM2.5 in Delhi NCR from 21-03-2020 to 26-03-2020 are as follows:Date: 21-03-2020 (The day before Janta curfew):TimePM10 (Standard – 100 microgram per metre cube)PM2.5 (Standard – 60 microgram per metre cube)6:00 AM203.487.012 Noon188.479.06:00 PM187.479.511: 00 PM184.080.4 Date: 22-03-2020 (The day of Janta curfew):&nbs...
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