In a rare upside to coronavirus, Delhi, one of the most polluted cities on earth, where many people routinely wear face masks to filter out the smog. Pollution has dropped to remarkably low levels, revealing clear blue skies.
As India went into the world’s biggest lockdown, trains, planes, automobiles and factories came to a halt. But while pollution inhaled in the past is still causing harm today, the temporary experience of cleaner air brought about by widespread shutdowns may offer lessons for the kind of world we want to build after the pandemic.
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