Corona virus is a dangerous virus that attacks the respiratory system. This virus is indeed very disturbing to the people of the earth, because of the corona virus many people have lost their lives, besides that the corona virus has also caused the economy to decline due to the Covid-19 pandemic causing very limited human activities.
The Corona virus has led to the issuance of policies in various countries such as lockdowns, PSBB (Large-Scale Social Restrictions) to quarantines which cause limited human activities. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on humans, both on the economy and on health. Behind the negative impact of Covid-19 there are also positive impacts. Such as reduced congestion in the city due to reduced motorized vehicles due to many people doing activities at home. In addition, the air is also getting cleaner, the sky looks clearer, the river water looks clear again, and air pollution is decreasing.
The impact of Covid-19 on the environment has taught the public about how to maintain a livable place. Both during conditions like this and after this epidemic has passed.
Although there are many negative impacts of Covid-19, this disease outbreak also has a positive impact, especially on the environment, indirectly this positive impact is quite influential on body health, such as:
1. Reducing motorized vehicles
On normal days or before the Covid-19 pandemic, traffic jams often occur on the highway, especially during peak hours. During the Covid-19 pandemic, traffic jams are decreasing, even the roads are deserted because there are many activities that must be carried out at home, such as work and school.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, many people prefer to walk or bike. Because one way to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 is to stay healthy and exercise regularly.
2. Better air quality
Air quality can affect the health of the body. It turns out that the impact of the lockdown or quarantine has caused nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels to drop dramatically in several cities. The positive impact of Covid-19 on the environment this time is the improvement in air quality.
3. Growing diversity of flora and fauna
The existence of the Large-Scale Social Restriction (PSBB) policy has a positive impact on the diversity of flora and fauna. According to a report by the non-profit organization Plantlife, various types of plants and flowers appear to be growing more than usual. In addition, animals such as butterflies, birds, and bees are increasingly in the park.