Pollution caused by firecrackers during Diwali can be dangerous for coronavirus patients – Warn experts

New Delhi – A large number of firecrackers are burst on Diwali. Pollution caused by firecrackers in the coronavirus pandemic could be fatal for its patients. It can affect patients with coronary heart disease and various other ailments. Experts also said that the smoke and pollution caused by firecrackers could be dangerous to the general public, as well as to those who are infected with coronavirus or those who have recovered from the coronavirus.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has appealed to citizens to observe Diwali in a disciplined manner during the coronavirus pandemic and not to burst firecrackers, as per the advice of expert doctors. The Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission has issued guidelines to ban the use of firecrackers.

To prevent further infection from the coronavirus, All festivals such as Pooja, Chhatpuja, Diwali, Dussehra, Eid will have to be celebrated in the next few months by using mask only, said a member of the Niti Ayog and head of ‘Covid Task Force’ of India, Dr.V.K. Paul has done.