Air pollution level in NCR drops during the enhanced community quarantine

Air pollution level in NCR drops during the enhanced community quarantine

- The air pollution level in the National Capital Region has reportedly reduced by more than half of its previous level

- According to Clean Air Asia, air pollution level in the National Capital Region has gone down by 61% during the enhanced community quarantine

- The said organization found that air pollution from particles emitted from different sources like dust, vehicles, construction sites, and power plants in the NCR has dropped

- The data are recorded since the pre-lockdown period, February 4 to March 6 this year, to earlier this month, March 30 to April 2

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As the world celebrates Earth Day today, April 22, some good news for the Philippines’ capital region came to light.

In the midst of overwhelming news during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the air pollution level in Manila Metro has reportedly reduced by more than half of its previous level.

According to Clean Air Asia, air pollution level in the National Capital Region (NCR) has gone down by 61% during the ECQ.

Clean Air Asia is an international non-governmental organization leading a regional mission for better air quality, and healthier, more livable cities throughout Asia.

Their data showed that air pollution from particles emitted from different sources like dust, vehicles, construction sites, and power plants in the NCR has dropped. This is since the pre-lockdown period, February 4 to March 6 this year, to earlier this month, March 30 to April 2.

During the government-imposed lockdown, the authorities encouraged a strict stay-at-home policy while classes, non-essential businesses and public transportation are suspended.

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In a previous report by KAMI, photo taken from Mariveles, Bataan shows a beautiful clearer Metro Manila skyline.

The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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