Venice is enjoying crystal clear waters in its canals due to a lack of debris from tourists and near-zero boat traffic under Italy’s ongoing lockdown.

The clear waters are one bright spot in the city, whose economy has been virtually wiped out since tourists fled the area beginning last month, spooked by the spread of coronavirus in the country’s north.
Hotels, restaurants, and most businesses have been shuttered since the area was put under lockdown, and residents ordered to stay inside.
That has had a drastic effect on Venice’s normally polluted waters, where speedboats churn up mud, and discarded plastic and other garbage floats in its canals.

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