Benefits of COVID-19 lockdown

The streets and canals are empty of tourists. While the city itself is suffering from the loss of its main source of income, it seems there are still some other benefits of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Venice’s usually murky canals have transformed in crystal clear waters, a direct result of the significant reductions in boat and tourist traffic since the lockdown.

While the coronavirus pandemic has had drastic effects on global and local economies, it has had a number of benefits for the planet and positive effects on the environment as millions across the world are placed under lockdown.

These amazing videos are proof positive.

Crystal clear canals and cleaner air

Animals take advantage of the lockdown to move into usually crowded spaces

Have you seen any other positive effects of the lockdown?

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.


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