Who said that getting off the couch is good for your health? In China's capital Beijing, people are told to stay indoors, or at least wear a mask, as the city is besieged by the worst air pollution in nearly a year.
The Indian capital is covered in a blanket of thick smog as the concentration of harmful particulate matter in the air reached hazardous levels. Local officials have asked schools to remain shut until Sunday.
A blanket of thick smog carrying harmful particulate matter has engulfed large parts of northern India and Pakistan. Hospitals in the region are witnessing a huge spike in patients suffering from respiratory problems.
The world's second-largest economy has further reduced its pace of growth, with factory output missing analysts' expectations. More companies were closed as the government kept fighting industrial pollution.
Thousands of runners have taken part in the Delhi Half Marathon despite health warnings from doctors. Participants have to cover 21.1 kilometers in one of the world's most polluted cities.
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