Himalayan peaks visible for first time in ’30 years’ as pollution falls amid COVID-19 lockdown

Every day we are met with depressing headlines as coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world and more and more restrictions are placed on our daily lives.

But if any comfort can be found during these terrible times then it’s in mother nature herself. The coronavirus lock down means the earth is no longer being choked by pollution in some parts of the world and is offering us the most beautiful sights as a result.

Residents in India have reported they can now see the picturesque peaks of the Himalayas for the first time in 30 years.

The mountain range has many of the Earth’s highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest.

The lock down, which started on March 22, has resulted in a “significant improvement in air quality in the country”, as revealed by data analysis from India’s Central Pollution Control Board, as per ABC News, Australia.

The report showed the air quality in 85 cities in India had improved significantly as there were hardly any vehicles on the road and many businesses had been forced to close its doors.

“Data shows that on average, Indian cities had an AQI [Air Quality Index] of 115 between March 16 and 24,” the report said, as per ABC News.

“The air quality started showing improvements from the first day of the 21-day lockdown. The average AQI fell to 75 in the first three days of the lockdown.”

Many residents from the Punjab area of India, close to the range, took to social media to share stunning images of the newly visible peaks.

Some residents in northern India claimed it was the first time they had seen the snow-covered Himalayas in 30 years.

India which has over 5,734 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 160 people have died as of April 9, has some of the world’s most polluted cities.

Not only are we having a break, but the planet is enjoying a rest from all the damage we were causing.

Hopefully the damage can continue its reversal and we can all learn from this and help preserve the beauty of our planet in the future.

Please share this good news today.