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What A World Without Humans Looks Like, Swans & Dolphins Return To Italy

Coronavirus lead to a lockdown in most countries, the virus is spreading and everyone is sad, but there’s a silver lining in this, it led to something good, photos went viral on social media.

  In Italy, According to the Live Tracking Dashboard, There are 27.980 people who got the virus, 2.158 have broken down, on the other hand, 2.749 have recovered.

Since everyone is social distancing to prevent the virus from spreading, they’re losing their work minute by minute, and they’re freaking out about this, despite that there’s a bright side from all of this misery.

Veins is one of the biggest cities that attract tourism, it welcomes visitors all year long and it’s normally full of tourists, however, since the lockdown the streets are empty and less traffic in the city canals, where people enjoy riding Gandols. But surprisingly the lockdown helped with clearing the canals, the residents noticed that there’s a big difference with the water color also the air quality in the city. As one of the people said, “Nature just hit the reset button.”

The lockdown had a positive effect on a city that months before was battling over-tourism. 

The Venice mayor’s spokesperson 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.”

Water all over Italy become clearer to a level that you can see fish through it, and the best part is that swans and dolphin came back. Some people tweeted that improved water brought dolphins to the port of Cagliari, the capital city of the Italian island of Sardinia, and ducks to Rome fountains, in addition to that, fishes can be seen in Venetian canals.

W magazine said that dolphins are rarely spotted there, and multiple people reported seeing them around Italy.

“Dolphins are returning to the coast of Italy now that cruise ships and other human activity have halted,” people tweeted.

They added, “The air, however, is less polluted since there are less vaporetti and boat traffic than usual because of the restricted movement of residents.”

Also, satellite images show noticeable decreasing in the pollution level in Italy during coronavirus quarantine, As reported by the European space agency ESA, nitrogen dioxide emissions have decreased over Italy, after COVID-19 lockdown. reported Mail Online.

They have released a video showing significant changes in the environment.

Italian turned to social media spreading positivity, and some people posted many pictures showing the clean country. One captioned the photos “proves only one thing: humans are bad for this planet”.

Despite the fact that this phenomenon only brought sad news across the world, but this news is a relief, unfortunately, it’s mains point is how humans’ absence makes the world better and more beautiful, that’s a shame.

But while animals are returning to their normal life, Italy and most of the people all over the world are struggling with coronavirus. Stay home and stay safe people!

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Written by Toly Khawas

Toly is an Interior Designer by day, writer by night and a full time artist.

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