Last Update on: November 6th, 2020 at 02:52 pm
Former India opener turner politician Gautam Gambhir is under self-isolation after Covid-19 case reported from his home. The number of Covid-19 cases in New Delhi is on a surge and the air pollution level in the city makes the crisis situation even worse. Gambhir notified about the development on Twitter.
Gambhir said that he is self-isolating at home and has been tested for Covid-19 following the case at his home. He also urges everyone to follow all the guidelines and take the fatal virus seriously. The former India opener also asked the citizens to stay safe in the crisis situation.
“Due to a case at home, I have been in isolation awaiting my COVID test result. Urge everyone to follow all guidelines & not take this lightly. Stay safe!”, Gambhir tweeted while also asking people to remain vigilant amid the rising cases of the virus in the national capital.
New Delhi registers toxic air condition
Like every year, this year too, the national capital has registered toxic air condition with the concerns for Covid-19 worsening. New Delhi suffered its most toxic day in a year on Thursday, recording the concentration of poisonous PM2.5 particles at 14 times over the World Health Organisation safe limit, according to a Reuters report.
“We are seeing all round the sky is covered with smoke, and because of this the situation from coronavirus is worsening,” Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi’s chief minister, said in a recorded video on Twitter.
Reuters reported that the average level of the tiny PM2.5 particles, which could potentially cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases including lung cancer, was 370 per cubic metre of air against the WHO’s prescribed safe limit of 25 per cubic metre.
The overall air quality index (AQI), which includes other pollutants besides PM2.5 particles, crossed 460 on a scale of 500, the worst since Nov. 14, 2019.