Updated: May 19
When India Shut Down On 24th March 2020 and Closed all the means of transportation to protect From the spread of the Coronavirus. The Country is home to 21 of the world's 30 most populated cities, but it drops dramatically as the second most populated nation endures the second week of a 21-day lock-down admits coronavirus fears according to Weather Channel.
When New evidence emerged these days that dirty air makes COVID-19 More Lethal, It amazes no one who has followed the Science of Air Pollution but the Scale of the effect was striking. Air Pollution is one of the World's leading risk factors for Death, attributed to 5 Million Death Each Year. In the capital of India where the air is normally choking, and the harmful gas nitrogen dioxide fell more than 70%.
The Particles of Nitrogen Dioxide(NO2) is by burning fossil fuels mostly is industry, Vehicles and Domestic Boilers.
The current epidemic as shown is that clear clouds and breathable air can be achieved very fast concrete action is taken to reduce the burning of fossil fuels.
China always tried to clean up its air several times before posting marquee international events- The Beijing Olympic in 2008, Asian Games in 2010, 2014 APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) meeting in Beijing.
Heavy rains the North and West of the country have also helped the country Pollution levels. Rain is a Very effective aerosol removal process from the atmosphere and can bring down particulate matter vales.
"The lips of Skyscrapers were visible and residents told they could spot more Stars than usual."
Talk Of Skies!
If China can Reduce air pollution by 35% in Five Years, why India Pledge to reduce pollution by 80% in the Country 80th anniversary of Independence.
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