Beijing has improved its air pollution but fears remain that plans to boost the post-Covid economy may be a retrograde step for the environment. Photo: AFP

An estimated 49,000 deaths in Beijing and Shanghai this year were caused by smog, say pollution trackers

  • Based on per capita measurement New Delhi bears the highest cost of air pollution, losing 25,000 lives and 5.8 per cent of GDP since January 1
  • Pollution dropped during Covid-19 lockdowns but environmental groups warn that efforts to restart the economy may be damaging
Topic |   China pollution
Beijing has improved its air pollution but fears remain that plans to boost the post-Covid economy may be a retrograde step for the environment. Photo: AFP
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