Although we hear a lot of worse news about the coronavirus outbreak, we found the latest news which gives a positive twist for you.
The amount of infected people in Italy arises day by day. Thus, this case has caused the country in a total lockdown. Therefore everything and everyone remains the same as they are. The number of confirmed cases in Italy according to the Live Tracking Dashboard is 31,501. It’s said that about 2,503 people have succumbed to the virus infection. Among a lot of bad news it also says that a total number of 2,941 people have gained recovery from the virus infection. The numbers presented here are updated by the minute. So that’s this count can possibly be higher at the time of this publication.
People are much aware of the precautions to be taken for prevention. They all take several attempts to stop the spread of this infection as much as possible. Many people are facing loss due to this quarantine process. The businesses are shut down. Each side you turn, you’ll only find isolation. There’s a gradual fall in the income of a lot of people. People face problems at each second and each minute.
However, at last we’ve found something good for you to hear. It proves that every grey cloud has a silver lining.
Boars in the middle of my hometown, dolphins in the port of Cagliari, ducks in the fountains in Rome, Venice canals have now clean water full of fishes. Air pollution dropped. Nature is reclaiming its spaces during quarantine in Italy. #COVID19 #COVIDー19 pic.twitter.com/dr6QILfF9V
— Francesco Delrio (@Cosodelirante) March 15, 2020
Venice is one of the largest tourist attracting cities in Italy throughout the year. Venice is the capital of Italy’s Veneto region. This is a city which is built by interconnecting a group of islands by bridges. The elevation and the total area of the city are 3 feet and 160 square miles respectively. This amazing city was not built directly on the land of the islands. Instead it was built on wooden stilts. Even though the wooden stilts were originally used to build the foundations of the fisherman’s houses, this architecture developed and so it was used to support the whole city. The striking reasons for Venice to become the major attraction sites of the tourists are its canals and gondolas used for transportation around the city.
The streets have become deserted as the city is under lockdown process. There’s no longer boat traffic on the city canals where the gondola rides take place. However to our surprise this lockdown has helped in clearing the canals of the city. According to the reports of CNN, the local residents have noticed a big change in the clarity of the water in canals. The quality of air inside the city has been improved as well.
The spokesperson of the Venice mayor 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.” He continued further, “The air, however, is less polluted since there are less vaporetti and boat traffic than usual because of the restricted movement of residents.”
In fact, the clarity of water in the canals has enhanced, it is welcoming all sorts of wildlife back into Venice.
Animals such as Swans, fish, and dolphins have been seen in the clear waters recently.
Satellite photos also reveal a drastic drop in pollution level in Italy during the coronavirus quarantine process. Nitrogen dioxide emissions have gradually decreased during the lockdown due to the COVID-19 according to the European Space Agency (ESA).
Here’s an unexpected side effect of the pandemic – the water’s flowing through the canals of Venice is clear for the first time in forever. The fish are visible, the swans returned. pic.twitter.com/2egMGhJs7f
— Kaveri 🇮🇳 (@ikaveri) March 16, 2020
Many people among us realized the underlying secret cause for this destructive pollution is human behaviour. The world ran too fast than expected. Sometimes we might find a way to keep the earth clean after ending the lockdown process.