The air is getting cleaner, and the water sparkles again … the animals return
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When India shut down last month and suspended all transport to contain the spread of coronavirus, the skies over its polluted cities quickly turned an azure blue, and the air, unusually fresh.
By Soutik Biswas, India correspondent, BBC News. 21 April 2020
By John Brunton, in Venice, The Guardian. 20 March 2020
A herd of rampaging goats has flocked to a busy town for a second time in three weeks – invading a primary school, stopping cars, and grazing on people’s hedges.
By James Hockaday, Metro News. 5 April 2020
With the majority of people still under lockdown, the animals are probably wondering where we’ve all gone. Maybe it’s for this reason that they’re coming into cities and parks, roaming the streets, and carefully investigating our surroundings. Foxes, deer, wild boars, and other types of wildlife have been spotted on numerous occasions in various urban areas around the world.
Admire iconic destinations … minus the crowds
• Damien Hewetson Photography, London (Facebook, click on IMAGES on the left sidebar )
• Europe empties its streets to slow coronavirus — in pictures (The Guardian)
• Empty streets and beaches: the weekend’s best photos (The Guardian, Jo Blason, 13 April 2020)