The Unseen Positive Effects of Lockdown Due to Covid-19 Pandemic: Air pollution, Sound Pollution, Water Pollution, Sanitation and Hygiene, Behavioral Change, Global Warming, Road Traffic Accidents
Keywords:Covid 19, Effects, Lockdown, Positive, Pandemic, Unseen.
Background: This study states that, the environment became polluted even after consistent efforts by
various governments and organizations. Pollution due to various factors was out of control all over the world
and it was badly affecting human lives as well as the mother earth. It was very essential to control these
pollutants because the environmental and health interaction was closed, but it was not possible practically.
Lockdown due to Covid 19 has played a very vital role in controlling these pollutants; it has given a much
needed break to our mother earth.
The outbreak of Covid -19 viruses started in Wuhan, China in the month of December 2019. After its
outbreak, it’s called as Covid-19 worldwide. By March 2020, World health organization declared it as a
global pandemic disease. This disease has forced complete world at almost a stop these days no human
movements are allowed unless and until it is really needed or is an emergency situation, the government
has taken very strict steps to control the spread of this disease all over the world and various country
governments have declared lockdown in their respective countries. Everybody is restricted from moving
outside their houses, even all vehicles are restricted, shops and factories are compulsorily restricted from
functioning. Closed factories and companies are showing considerable positive effects on health. Otherwise
in developing country like India environmental pollution has serious impact on people’s health it was badly
affecting human respiratory and cardiac system and due to which peoples were losing their lives. Water
pollution was affecting human digestive system, renal system. But now due to controlled global warming
communicable diseases are reduced. Ban on vehicles reduced traffic pollution, reduced accident rates too.
Peoples are at rest at their houses, they are showing many positive behavioral changes as they are spending
quality time with family, they are engaged in cleaning their home regularly. Due to this lockdown unlike
human being’s nature too got its much needed break after many centuries. Conclusion: Aim of this study
is to compare the situation of pollution and other related factors before and after lockdown along with
its comparison and to identify unseen positive effects of the Covid-19 lockdown which we have never
seen before . If all these positive effects continued for a long time, then it will definitely become beneficial
for the living creatures as well as to mother earth.
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