Over 90 Indian cities showed minimal air pollution since they were locked down, with many recording their best AQI in months. A briefing paper that examines the impact of COVID lockdown on background pollution across cities and industrial clusters concludes that informed measures and stricter rules can enable cities to achieve their clean air goals.
‘Test, test, test’ is the WHO’s prescription to restrict community spread of Covid19. Though India is currently following a restricted testing protocol, with the numbers rising, India may soon tap on 51 accredited private laboratories. Till then, check out the 62 accredited centres where you can test for Coronavirus.