Health crisis: Capital shrouded in toxic smog

the Inhabitants of the capital of India, New Delhi, gasping for breath, after the city has been enveloped in the worst toxic smog for a number of years. the P

Health crisis: Capital shrouded in toxic smog

the Inhabitants of the capital of India, New Delhi, gasping for breath, after the city has been enveloped in the worst toxic smog for a number of years. the P

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
03 November 2019 Sunday 18:00
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Health crisis: Capital shrouded in toxic smog

the Inhabitants of the capital of India, New Delhi, gasping for breath, after the city has been enveloped in the worst toxic smog for a number of years.

the Pollution has reached an unbearable level, says New Delhi's chefminister, Arvind Kejriwal, in a tweet on Sunday.

the Authorities in New Delhi which is the world's most polluted city, has declared the situation a national emergency, writes Reuters.

Schools in the indian capital has therefore already been answered to stay closed until Tuesday.

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It seems not so good to keep New Delhi clean. Photo: Sajjad Hussain/Ritzau Scanpix

Five million masks were distributed in the schools on Friday, where the authorities talked about a serious national health crisis.

the Streets of the indian capital are deserted, because people keep behind closed doors.

the Crisis, which has led to numerous diversions and delays of flights due to low visibility, has led to a rivegilde, where political leaders accusing each other of the extreme pollution.

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The local moving outside, equip themselves with masks. Photo: Sajjad Hussain/Ritzau Scanpix

And it seems that the thick pollution facilitates the right provisionally. According to the authorities, it does not come to be better over the next two days, as the moisture in the air, have worsened pollution.

Every winter puts out a toxic smogtæppe of the town, which has 20 million inhabitants.

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The toxic smog has got people on the barricades. Photo: Sajjad Hussain/Ritzau Scanpix

the Concentration of lungeskadelige and airborne particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 microns is about 20 times higher than the level that WHO recommends as the absolute highest.

the Concentration of the hazardous, polluting particles in the atmosphere was Sunday morning at 810 micrograms per cubic meter, warning the u.s. embassy in Delhi.

Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, chose to ignore good advice from his doctors to wear a mask as protection against the polluted air in New Delhi, when she up to the weekend was honoured with a military parade during a visit to the indian capital.

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There is talk about the worst air pollution in New Delhi in years. Photo: Sajjad Hussain/Ritzau Scanpix

Together with the indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, inspected the Merkel Friday æresgarden outside the presidential palace in New Delhi to be protected against pollution and smog, which caused a great deal of attention.

But like several similar ceremonies in the years elected Merkel to sit down, as she several times in the past has been hit by a rysteanfald during the ceremonies and playing of the nationalsange.

the Streets of New Delhi are empty of people. Photo: Adnan Abidi/Ritzau Scanpix

Updated: 03.11.2019 18:00
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