The Corona virus, which is spreading quite quickly outside China, also inflicts heavy damage on the world economy. However, these damage caused by the virus to trade also lead to a noticeable decrease in the level of air pollution.
The Corona virus, which appeared in China and spread across continents from Australia to Europe, also caused significant damage to world trade. Many factories and offices had to temporarily close the shutters. However, these events, which have damaged the economy, have also paved the way for a reduction in air pollution.
Nasa said in a statement that images from satellites showed a significant drop in the pollution rate of air in China. Of course, what triggered such a reduction in air pollution was the economic slowdown caused by the Corona virus outbreak.
Maps released by NASA showed a sharp drop in nitrogen dioxide. Scientists at NASA said the decrease in nitrogen dioxide levels, a toxic gas released by motor vehicles and industrial facilities, began near Wuhan, the source of the outbreak, but then expanded.
The space agency said the reduction in air pollution levels intersects with the quarantine of millions of people, along with restrictions on transportation and industrial activities. Nasa air quality researcher Fei Liu said it was the first time he had seen such a severe decline in such a wide area. Fei Liu said that during the recession in 2008, there was also a decrease in the rate of pollution, but this was gradual at the time.
According to official figures released now, the number of cases of corona virus is close to 87,000 (86,997). The number of deaths due to the virus is 2,979. Iran, Italy and South Korea are the countries with the most fatal cases after China.