Air pollution a contributing factor in Delhi's rising COVID-19 cases: ICMR

Addressing a joint press conference in the national capital on November 10, Director General (DG) of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Professor Balram Bhargava spoke about factors contributing to rise in COVID-19 cases in Delhi. Bhargava said, "Factors which are contributing to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Delhi are air pollution, cold weather, crowding due to festivals and marriages, no social distancing in markets and movement from Delhi-NCR." "More cases have been reported in third spike in Delhi," ICMR DG added.