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Delhi’s air quality worsened and continued to be in the “severe” category on November 12 morning, as per Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data.

Several other cities in the National Capital Region (NCR) such as Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, and Ghaziabad and towns in North India including Bhiwadi, Fatehabad, Hisar, and Hapur, also faced “severe” level air pollution on November 12 morning.

Air pollution of severe levels “affects healthy people and seriously impacts those with existing diseases”, according to the CPCB.

Air quality of the national capital has been “severe” for five out of seven days post Deepavali. The air quality index (AQI) of Delhi is likely to stay in the “very poor” to “severe” range on November 12 and November 13, authorities said.

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