Coronavirus: What are the unexpected benefits of COVID-19?


The pandemic situation of coronavirus is still a reality. The number of contagion and death worldwide is increasing day by day. Several countries are into lockdown and people are coming under the forced isolation. However, among all the catastrophic news related to the coronavirus, there is also room for sparkles of hope. Let´s see some unexpected benefits of COVID-19 across this crisis.

For instance, the population of Venice noticed that the quality of the water in the important canals improved. This happened as the popular tourist destinations in Italy became empty amid the disruption of the crisis. The usually muddy water is so crystal clear that we can even see some fishes!


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Is it possible to talk about the unexpected benefits of COVID-19? (Source: The Guardian)

In Italy, people are getting together on their terraces for singing together morale-boosting songs as a way to face the hard situation along with the whole country.

In the same spirit, a fitness instructor in southern Spain decided to lead exercise classes from a roof-top surrounded by a flat complex. The population in isolation followed him from their balconies to bring some energy to their bodies.

Besides that, we are seeing thousands of Europeans showing in their balconies and windows to give honors to doctors and nurses fighting the virus by applauding them. 

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In Social media,  users are sharing particularities of their hobbies and encouraging each other. They include:

  • baking;
  • reading;
  • painting;
  • knitting;
  • and teaching cooking recipes to those who are confined at home.

Besides, because many public spots are closed, art fans can take virtual tours throughout the galleries. They are available by the world’s biggest galleries across Europe.

As countries go into lockdown, official organizations observed significant drops in pollution levels. Researchers also stated that early results show a reduction in carbon monoxide by nearly 50% compared with last year. The most impressive results are mainly from cars. With airlines canceling flights en masse and millions working from home, it is hard to think of other unexpected benefits of COVID-19. However, we have more good news for you!

China celebrated that instead of the thick smog that normally blankets the city, people can take a good look at a blue, beautiful sky. It was NASA satellite imagery that confirmed the improvement. Across the entire country, it is possible to see a reduction of nitrogen dioxide – a toxic chemical that reduces immunity – to below normal levels.

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While coronavirus has tragically claimed thousands of lives worldwide, there are some pieces of evidence that thousands of lives will be saved by improved air quality. It would be irresponsible to declare the pandemic as a positive event, of course. However, the shreds of evidence of unexpected benefits of COVID-19 may be a good opportunity to learn something about this crisis.


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