Delhi's air quality dips to 'poor' category, may deteriorate further in coming days
New Delhi, January 27: The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi on Friday dropped to the 'poor' category after being in the 'moderate' on Republic Day.
According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Delhi's air quality is expected to worsen further to the 'very poor' in the next few days. The PM 2.5 pollutants in the National Capital's air stood at 276 on Friday morning. However, PM 10 is at 157, which is considered to be moderate.
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According to the advisory issued by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, people with heart or lung disease, older adults and children should reduce longer or heavy exertion and outdoor activity.
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The ministry has advised people to stop their outdoor activities early in the morning and after sunset and has asked people to use N-95 or P-100 face masks to avoid the rising pollution in the city.