In the midst of this chaos all of humanity is facing now, it seems as though this is some sort of a wake-up call for everyone: to think back on mother nature, to imagine life without all the pollution and to live in such a way that we still preserve the natural resources that we have.
Italy now is the epicenter of the disease, has locked down its entire country. With fewer people roaming around, it seems that nature has somehow managed to recuperate.
According to The Hill, in Venice, their canals are one of the places tourists flock to on a daily basis but now it is left deserted for quite some time. With this, many photos of the canal are now making rounds on social media.
These photos show clear water and wildlife rarely seen close to the city. In fact, one even posted a photo in which a dolphin is seen. This has been the first time the creature was spotted in the canal in nearly 60 years!
Another showed fishes visible in the clear water plus swans even return to the canal!
When interviewed by CNN, the mayor of Venice said that although the canals look clearer since the lockdown started, that does not directly mean that its water quality has improved. It only does so because sediments stay at the bottom as there is less boat traffic on the canal.
On the other hand, the air around the city clearly became less polluted since there are fewer vaporetti and boat traffic than usual.
With the increasing death toll in Italy, people started to act positively by sharing good things on social media, even videos of people singing in unison from their balconies also has gone viral.