Air and Water Quality in Venice Improves During Lockdown


The increasing number of coronavirus cases in Italy has brought the entire country to a lockdown. According to the Live Tracking Dashboard, there are 27,980 confirmed cases as of now and 2,158 people have to capitulate to the infection. However, a total of 2,749 people have also recovered from the disease.

Since the citizens are obliged to social distancing to avoid the virus from spreading, a lot of them are also losing business every day. There are panic and tension all around the country. However,  there is a piece of good news surfaces online after photos of the Venice Grand Canal became viral on social media.

Ever since the lockdown happened in Italy due to the Covid-19 threat, the streets have been deserted as people don't go outside their respective homes to avoid the serious virus that's been circulating globally. With this, the lockdown surprisingly helped to clear the city's canals and even the air quality has improved throughout the city.

The Venice mayor’s spokesperson said, “The water now looks clearer because there is less traffic on the canals, allowing the sediment to stay at the bottom. It’s because there is less boat traffic that usually brings sediment to the top of the water’s surface.”

Water has become so clear that fishes can be seen and even the swans and dolphins have returned.






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