New Delhi closes schools for a week due to pollution

New Delhi on Saturday ordered schools to be closed due to air pollution, which has reached alarming levels in recent days. “Schools will be closed from Monday so that children do not have to breathe polluted airThe Prime Minister of the Indian capital Arvind Kejriwal told reporters. Civil servants are required to telework and private companies have been encouraged to do so as much as possible.

The construction work will be interrupted for four days from Sunday in order to stop the pollutant emissions from outdoor facilities. The pollution in New Delhi was also in “strong»Which prompted the Central Pollution Council to issue an upcoming health alert.

Agricultural waste incineration in neighboring New Delhi continues despite a Supreme Court ban. According to a report published in 2020 by the Swiss organization IQAir, the Indian capital, populated by 20 million people, is the most polluted in the world because of its factories, traffic and agricultural fires that ignite every winter.

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