Coronavirus: Italy’s canals run clear amid lockdown

While Italy has been crippled by the coronavirus pandemic, there’s one good news story to come out of the country as a result of the lockdown.

The canals in Venice – typically dirty and murky – are running clear, due to less traffic on the water.

A spokesperson from the office of Venice’s mayor told CNN the water quality hasn’t improved, but the clarity is a result of sediment not being stirred up by boats.

“The water now looks clearer because there is less traffic on the canals, allowing the sediment to stay at the bottom,” the spokesman told the news agency.

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