India is battling against extreme smog. Air pollution in New Delhi is the worst it’s been for 17 years. The government introduced emergency measures on Sunday and thousands of schools have been closed in the Indian capital.
Over 90 percent of people on Earth are breathing high levels of pollutants, according to a World Health Organization report. The UN body warned that toxins in the air can lead to strokes, heart attacks and lung cancer.
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.
At COP23 in Bonn, the world discusses emissions reductions. Meanwhile, Delhi is experiencing some of the worst smog ever.
Schools in India's capital city have been ordered to close for the next three days due to poor air quality. New Delhi is suffering from air pollution that threatens the health and safety of its residents and visitors.
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