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Air pollution: Delhi govt issues health advisory

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New Delhi, Nov 8: In the wake of air pollution in Delhi, the Kejriwal-led government on Monday issued a health advisory asking the residents to avoid visiting high pollution area.

“People with chronic airway diseases like bronchial asthma and lung disease should avoid outdoor activities including morning and evening walks,” stated the advisory.

“In case of breathlessness, giddiness, chest pain or chest constriction or irritation in eyes, please visit the nearest hospital or dispensary or any physician,” it added, also appealing to people not to panic and help the needy patient seeking medical assistance.

The government also asked people to take plenty of fluids and Vitamin C rich fruits like oranges and lemons and do regular gargles with warm water to avoid ill effects of air pollution.

Air quality continued “severe” in Delhi with Air Quality Index settling at 423 in the city and PM 2.5 levels remaining more than 500 at most of the locations in Delhi-NCR.

 Wefornews Bureau

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