During the may holidays in Moscow was recorded decrease of nitrogen dioxide concentration in air near highways 1.3 times.

According to RT with reference to the Department of natural resources and environmental protection of Moscow, the data of automatic stations, which are located in residential neighborhoods of the capital, indicate that the contents in the ambient air of carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide decreased 1.3 times, nitrogen oxide — in 2 times. And the number of suspended particles PM10 in the atmosphere have fallen in 1,5 times.

In 2020 the may holidays took place against the backdrop of a period of self-isolation, which is characterized by predominantly lower concentrations of contaminants, — stated in the message of Department.

Wrote the representative of the world health organization (who), Maria Neira, citing a number of studies have stated that high levels of air pollution can increase risks of lethal outcome when infected with coronavirus infection or complicated course of the disease.