Delhi Live News: Another day of ‘very poor’ air quality is on the forecast for Delhi on Sunday, with calm conditions that are not conducive for the dispersion of pollutants. The AQI has been in the ‘severe’ category for the past two days. On Saturday, the AQI stood at 402, slightly above the threshold of 401 for the ‘severe’ category, as per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). AQI between 401 and 500 is considered ‘severe.’
Meanwhile, deputy CM Manish Sisodia has appealed to people to avoid unnecessary gatherings, adding that all government departments are on high alert in the wake of the new Covid-19 variant — Omicron. He stated that a DDMA meeting has been called on Monday to discuss the issue, PTI reported.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, too, has raised concerns about the Omicron variant. On Sunday, he wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to stop international flights from regions seeing a rise in Covid-19 cases and prevent the new variant of concern from entering India.