Coronavirus lockdown helped the environment to bounce back

Sci Total Environ. 2020 Nov 10:742:140573. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140573. Epub 2020 Jun 29.


As the transmission of novel corona virus (COVID-19) increases rapidly, the whole world adopted the curfew/lockdown activity with restriction of human mobility. The imposition of quarantine stopped all the commercial activity that greatly affects the various important environmental parameters which directly connected to human health. As all the types of social, economic, industrial and urbanization activity suddenly shut off, nature takes the advantages and showed improvement in the quality of air, cleaner rivers, less noise pollution, undisturbed and calm wildlife. This research aims to discuss the COVID-19 effect on the global environment. The outcome of this research says that "Although coronavirus vaccine is not available coronavirus itself is earth's vaccine and us humans are the virus".

Keywords: Air quality index; COVID-19; Environmental impact; Lockdown; Pollution; Wildlife.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Air Pollution*
  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Coronavirus Infections* / prevention & control
  • Coronavirus*
  • Humans
  • Pandemics*
  • Pneumonia, Viral*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Viral Vaccines


  • COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Viral Vaccines