Because of the quarantine coronavirus air quality in the Paris region was better by 30%

From-for quarantine coronavirus air quality in the Paris region was better by 30% because of the quarantine coronavirus air quality in the Paris region was better by 30%
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Since the introduction of the quarantine coronavirus has improved the environmental situation in Paris and the suburbs of the French capital. The air quality in the region of Ile-de-France was better by 30%. Mainly, this is due to reductions in harmful emissions from cars and other modes of transport, according to the RFI, citing the newspaper Le Monde.

Experts compared the air samples from 16 to 22 March, with the average normal of the March weeks. According to the research company Airparif, such a drastic change (20-30%) caused a reduction of more than 60% of the level of nitrogen oxides. March 17, it fell to 41%, and by March 20 – 64%.

Chapter Airparif Karin Lezhe explains the decline the dramatic reduction in road and air traffic. The expert notes that the intensity of traffic on the roads decreased by 70-90% in urban areas these figures are usually recorded in the Park. In addition, it recorded a decline of 30% in carbon dioxide emissions.

However, experts emphasize that content in the air of small particles, the most dangerous to human health, has not changed. The authors of the study believe that their level is maintained due to the ongoing agricultural activities and due to the fact that the heating season has not yet ended.

1ers jours de #confinement, impact sur la #QualitéAir : ↘ de 20 à 30 % du dioxyde d azote dans l agglomération parisienne. ↘ également du dioxyde de carbone, gaz à effet de serre. Plus d infos sur https://t.co/0kIZF9505l #Environnement #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/Vry9pHjGIB

— Airparif (@Airparif) March 25, 2020

RFI Also reported the limitation of the March 26 movement of public transport in the Ile-de-France. Metro and suburban RER trains will operate from 6 am to 22 PM, the number of trains could save up to 30%. After 22 hours it will be possible to use the buses. Will close about 50 metro stations. The number of trams will reduce to 40% and buses up to 33%. The work of the service of night buses Noctilien will remain unchanged, and in some parts of the region will become more intense.

earlier, serious environmental improvement was noted in China’s Hubei province, where the virus has spread around the world, and in Venice, where due to the lack of tourists was clear water in the channels, and there were even dolphins.

France is one of the most affected by the new coronavirus, the type of countries in Europe. According to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) on the evening of March 25, it 22654 confirmed cases of infection, died 1331 people.