China air pollution improves
China air pollution improves

Three positives to take from the global Coronavirus lockdown

It’s hard to look at the positives when life as we know it is on indefinite hold, but here are some positive benefits of the Coronavirus lockdown.

Water quality

Italy has been one of the worst-hit countries, with over 2,000 deaths to date. But after undergoing lockdown in the northern part of Italy, there have been some positives we can take from the situation.

With no tourists, the water quality in Venice has dramatically improved as you can see from the photo above. The water is normally murky and dark. But after a few weeks of minimal human interaction, you can clearly see fish and relatively clear water.

Community spirit

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And while Italy is in lockdown, that hasn’t stopped their need to party and dance away their problems.

Bravo to this DJ for setting up his decks on the balcony and giving his neighbours a party. Although, real talk: we do hope he turned it off at midnight. Even in a global lockdown, we still need to get our beauty sleep!

And if you are feeling his rave spirit, you can get your Ultra fix this weekend with a live-streamed festival!

China air pollution drastically improves

Ground zero for the Coronavirus outbreak, China was the first to go on full lockdown. And it seems to have worked, at least initially, with new cases in China dramatically reduced.

There’s been another benefit of that lockdown, however, as there’s been a huge drop in pollution.

While we know it’s hard to look at the positives during the Coronavirus lockdown, we’ll try to keep bringing you good news where we can. Keep up to date with the latest news here.