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India's capital shuts schools -- due to air pollution, not COVID

Power plants and construction work halted as 'severe' toxic smog blankets Delhi

Smog hangs over New Delhi on Nov. 13. Alarmingly high levels of air pollution have sparked an 'emergency situation' in India's capital.   © Getty Images

NEW DELHI -- It is not COVID that has forced the Indian capital city to shut its schools again and ban construction activities, but alarmingly high levels of air pollution creating an "emergency situation."

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