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Deserted banks of the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna are seen during lockdown to control the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Prayagraj, India. India’s extended lockdown to curb the coronavirus outbreak has shut down schools, workplaces, industries, transport, and forced people to stay home. It also led to an unexpected bonus in the country with six out of 10 of the world’s most polluted cities: cleaner air. 

Rajesh Kumar Singh, Associated Press Q: Is COVID-19 leading to cleaner air?

A: Many states have implemented lockdowns and

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