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Look: Venice canals appear crystal clear amid lockdown

By VIANCA GAMBOA

Venice is enjoying crystal clear waters since the coronavirus lockdown (AFP Photo/ANDREA PATTARO)

Venice is enjoying crystal clear waters since the coronavirus lockdown (AFP Photo/ANDREA PATTARO)

Now may not be the best time to ponder on what the world looks like without humans over hundreds of cases succumbing to COVID-19 but, as the world quarantines, the earth seems to be taking its much-needed break from population traffic and carbon footprint.

This speaks volumes for major tourist spots like Italy, which has gone into total lockdown after being identified as Europe’s epicenter of the virus for its alarming rise in cases and death toll.

Usually teeming with tourists and gondolas ferrying above the surface of its waters all year round, Venice canal, for the time being, flows amid the quiet and residents of the city have been noticing clearer water—and crabs, tiny fishes, and ducks beckoning from canals and ports.

Netizens share personal photos and videos of the unexpected side effect of the pandemic, what seems to be nature hitting reset button.

With reduced boat traffic, the canals in Venice have clear water for the first time in living memory.



Credit belongs to : Manila Bulletin

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