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A Silver lining in dark clouds of coronavirus pandemic

A Silver lining in dark clouds of coronavirus pandemic

Vicky | Fri Mar 27 2020

COVID-19 has created havoc in the world with 1million and counting positive cases with 50 thousand plus killings. Even in this dark time, a beacon of hope has surfaced as reports are coming from all over the world that Air quality is improving significantly in nations under lockdown.

According to U.S. space organization NASA, in February the grouping of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) fell significantly in Wuhan, China, the focal point of the COVID-19 pandemic, going from a pointer that was red/orange to blue. NO2 is for the most part delivered by vehicles, modern locales and warm force stations.

As China moves past the pinnacle of its emergency, in any case, ongoing pictures by the European Space Organization (ESA) show a resurgence in NO2 outflows. A striking decrease has additionally been seen by the ESA in northern Italy, which has been secured to battle a spread of the novel coronavirus. The European Condition Office (EEA) reports a comparative change in Barcelona and Madrid, where Spanish specialists gave restriction arranges in mid-March.


India, a country that holds the title of having maximum polluted cities with a count of 22 in top 30 has been under lockdown since 24th march. Baring essential services such as groceries and medicine, everything else is out of bounds for people, with Cops hitting those going out with their batons. But this has helped it's 91 cities to move to ‘Good’ & ‘Satisfactory’ category.

Around the same time, portions of India recorded the most minimal degrees of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) contamination at any point recorded in the Spring season. As appeared on the Constant Air Quality List, in Delhi, particulate issue (PM2.5) dropped from 165µg/m3 on March 21, a level which is viewed as unfortunate to everybody, to 64µg/m3 on March 29, a level which is viewed as moderate or satisfactory.
Additionally in Jaipur, on March 21 PM2.5 levels found the middle value of 139µg/m3, by March 29 levels had diminished to 48µg/m3. This is delegated 'acceptable', implying that air quality is palatable and presents almost no hazard. This is the first run through in 2020 that PM2.5 has been recorded as this low.

Lockdown, as may have brought hardship to the people but it has helped not only in diminishing the danger of COVID-19 contamination but also reduced the pollution, healing mother Nature.

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