Canals in Venice are crystal clear

Posted by Anita Froneman on 17 March 2020

Countries across the globe have closed their borders and are restricting travel, due to the coronavirus. With no air travel, pollution levels have dropped dramatically in some places.

With the implementation of curfews, people are able to hear birds singing for the first time in Wuhan and in Italy, the water in the canals of Venice is clear for the first time in years.

Also read: China’s air pollution decreases after coronavirus

The canals are usually congested with tourist boats. With Italy in a state of lockdown, however, the water is clear and the bottom of the canals are visible. Fish can even be seen swimming around.

One resident, Marco Capovilla posted pictures on social media to show this return of the canal water to a cleaner state:





Also read: Satellite images show drop in air pollution over Italy

Images: Facebook/Marco Capovilla

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