Fireworks Of Diwali Spark Worries About Pollution … And Coronavirus Cases

The fireworks of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, add smoke to the already polluted skies — and raise concerns about the impact of all that pollution on coronavirus cases. Here, a celebration takes place last year in Ahmedabad, India.

Air quality is awful in New Delhi in winter. Smoke from the fireworks of the Hindu festival of lights adds to the problem. That’s a cause for concern during a pandemic caused by a respiratory virus.

(Image credit: Amit Dave/Reuters)

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