A lockdown was a requirement for us to stay where we are or due to specific risks to ourselves or others if we came in physical contact. Because of the CoronaVirus government decided to start lockdown from 25th march for everyone’s safety, further divided into different phases. CoronaVirus has struck a chord in every one of us and it has made us think about how nature is important for our day to day living.
There have been some changes in everyone’s life during the Lockdown
Humans often forget that we are dependent on the environment and become reckless towards taking good care of it. We have been so hesitant to the safeguarding of natural resources that we had forgotten the beauty of the Earth completely.
The COVID-19 lockdown has brought several good changes in our environment. This resulted in cleaner air and rivers. Environmental changes happened during a lockdown.
- Air Quality Improvement
Before lockdown, New Delhi was ranked as the most polluted city in the world. And the pollution level hit its peak. But as Delhi’s millions of cars were taken off the roads, factories and construction sites were closed the pollution level fallen below. The skies are suddenly blue and the birds sound seems louder.
- Ganga Water Fit for Drinking
Due to the lockdown, the drainage of industrial waste into the river water has stopped and brought a significant change in the water quality. The Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board Water from Har-ki-Pauri and the results from the tests reveal that the water here has been ‘fit for drinking’, for the first time in decades.
- Dolphins Near Ganga Ghat
Dolphins have been spotted back in the Ganga river after 30 years, Due to the reduced pollution in water.
- Flamingos Increased in Mumbai
As a result of the lockdown imposed due to Covid-19, tens of thousands of flamingos have gathered in the city of Navi Mumbai.
The Bond Between Parents and Children Become Stronger
The lockdown period has enabled a stress-free relationship between parent and child. Families are locked together in homes, which highlights that Parents get to spend more time with their children. The parents feel more fulfilled and less stressed, children are happier and confident. This provides a positive atmosphere to children.
It’s really important to enjoy and take care of ourselves. People take this quarantine as an opportunity to grow themselves in different ways:
- Spending more time with ourselves
- Taking this as an opportunity in developing the personality
- Got time to do things we wanted to but couldn’t
- Learning new things
Value of Hygiene
The immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on eating habits and lifestyle. Our social life will have many new norms, especially in our social functions or outings. On the other hand, many employers may decrease their staff, leading to unemployment. Moreover, work-from-home culture will stay.
On the other hand, everyone loves to eat junk food. So the restaurants and cafe’s came up with the modified design to reinforce social distancing, trained team members who can serve their customers with more care and hygiene. So they can enjoy tasty food in these tough times.
Health Care has always been a hot election issue. Maybe not in India but all over the world.
With the pandemic resulting in school closures across the world, both teachers and students have had to get comfortable with the online classes. Education has changed with the distinctive rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is undertaken on digital platforms.
Some of the popular technology tools enabling online learning like:
- Google Meet
Now India has its video conferencing app “JioMeet” that will take on any semblance of Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams.
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