Since people are socially distancing themselves to avoid the virus from spreading, a lot of them are also losing business with every passing minute.
There’s panic and tension all around. However, there is a piece of good news that’s become the silver lining at this time of misery.
Venice sees a lot of visitors throughout the year. However, ever since the country was put under lockdown, the streets are deserted and there is very little boat traffic on the city’s canals where people often enjoy the gondola rides.
But surprisingly, the lockdown has helped in clearing the city’s canals. As reported By CNN, the locals have noticed a huge difference in the clarity of the water. The air quality has improved in the city.
The Venice mayor 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 are fewer boats that usually bring sediment to the top of the water’s surface.”
Water has become so clear across Italy that fishes can be seen and even the swans and dolphins have returned. The improved water quality across Italy has brought dolphins to the Port of Cagliari and ducks in the fountains of Rome. Furthermore, schools of fish can be seen in Venetian canals.