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Resuming Production: China’s Pollution Level Declined Due to Reduced Production and Travel

Satellite images published by NASA showed a dramatic decline in pollution levels over China. The US space agency said that it was “partly related” to the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, as both manufacturing and travel activities have decreased dramatically. Some cities in China have imposed a city lockdown or community lockdown.  Since Beijing finally admitted the epidemic outbreak on January 20 and started to take dramatic measures to stop it around January 23, many people have stayed at home and have not returned to work

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Source:, March 1, 2020