Kathmandu, November 9th from New Delhi: According to a ban issued by the National Green Court of India on the 9th, from midnight on November 9th to midnight on the 30th, the National Capital Territory of Delhi will not be allowed to sell or set off fireworks. Local media reported that the ban was also to prevent air quality from deteriorating during Diwali.
In addition, this ban also applies to other areas where the air quality was “poor” or “extremely poor” in November last year; in areas where the air quality was “medium”, green firecrackers with less pollution could be sold.
In order to prevent the spread of the new crown virus, green firecrackers can only be set off within 2 hours a day. For example, the green firecrackers set off during Diwali are from 20 to 22:00.
Local media reported that the ban was also to prevent air quality from deteriorating during Diwali. Prior to the promulgation of this ban, West Bengal, Rajasthan and other regions have issued regulations prohibiting the setting of fireworks.
At present, many research institutions have pointed out that India’s relatively serious air pollution will increase the spread of the new coronavirus.
Earlier media reports stated that the National Center for Disease Control of India estimated that 15,000 new cases of new crown virus infections may be added every day in New Delhi this winter. Part of the reason is that severe air pollution will lead to a high incidence of respiratory diseases in winter and people are more likely to be infected with the new crown. virus.
The Indian Medical Association recently pointed out that an important reason for the surge in the number of new crown cases in the capital region is air pollution. In the past few days, New Delhi’s air quality index has been at a “very poor” level.
According to data released by the Indian health department on the morning of the 9th, the National Capital Territory of Delhi has added 7,745 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, with a total of nearly 440,000.