With everyone stuck at home, as Covid19 creates havoc in the world in terms of economics, trains and flights are being cancelled to reduce travel. Life, as we know it, has changed within days and beyond recognition. Coronavirus has taken the lives of people across the globe and we can see the numbers as soon as we switch on the TV. The governments of all over the world are taking whatever precautions they can take to prevent the spread. However, if we look closely, the pandemic also has some positive effects on the environment.
1. Improve in Air Quality Index (AQI)
Since the Janta Curfew on March 22 till now, there has been a significant dip in the Air Quality Index (AQI) across the country.
2. The Himalayan Range Seen After 30 Years
With the reduction of air pollution due to the lockdown, people in Punjab can see Himalayan Ranges from more than 100 miles away.
3. No Traffic in Bangalore
With companies asking their employees to work from home, it has reduced vehicles on the road. The famous Silk Board Junction, known for the worst traffic jam in Bangalore, is empty due to the lockdown.
4. Reduction of Air Pollution in Bangkok
Only a month ago, schools were closed in Bangkok due to an increase in air pollution. With the lockdown, the air quality has improved mainly due to the fall in road traffic.
5. Clean Water in Yamuna
With the stoppage of industrial wastes and pollutants to the Yamuna River, there has been a positive effect on the water quality of the river.
6. Pollution-Free Taj Mahal
With the reduction of air pollution in Agra due to the lockdown, Taj Mahal looks much vibrant in clean air.
7. Drinking-Water from Ganga
With the lockdown and reduction of water pollution in many states of India, the water of Ganga River is now fit for drinking after necessary treatment.
8. No Traffic in São Paulo
With the lockdown, South America’s most populous city of São Paulo is now witnessing calm streets and clearer skies.
9. Swans Return to Venice Canals
Swans can be seen in Venice Canals after the nationwide lockdown was imposed by the government due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
10. Animals Roam Freely on Streets
Wild animals can be seen roaming freely in various parts of the world as humans are confined to their homes due to the coronavirus lockdown.