Govt urges kids and elders in ‘polluted’ Kathmandu not to go out

Kathmandu wore a gloomy look due to excessive pollution, on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

Kathmandu, January 5

The government has urged children, senior citizens and those living with respiratory and heart diseases in Kathmandu not to come out of the house citing an increase in the air pollution in Kathmandu.

The pollution level in Kathmandu has increased suddenly from Monday, reportedly due to the effect of the westerly winds.

A day after that, the Department of Environment Director-General Mukunda Prasad Niraula issued a statement and said, “The pollution level has excessively increased in the valley in mornings and evenings. It might have a negative impact on our health.”

The statement says the pollution level has increased in other cities also such as Nepalgunj and Biratnagar, urging the citizens there to stay alert against any harmful impact.

The department has also warned against burning waste and plastics as it would further aggravate the situation.

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