We’ve been inundated with news around Covid-19 for the past couple of weeks now, and we’re feeling desperate for some good news! Our brand new Traffic Reporter, Carmen Cairncross shares some feel good stories daily, to help us get through this challenging times..
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1) India’s lockdown sees massive improvements in pollution levels and nature is thriving.
India’s lockdown has seen a massive drop in air pollution with parts of the Himalayas visible for the first time in over 30 years! Dhauladhar mountain range has become visible to locals as a result of plunging pollution levels resulting from measures taken to check the spread of the novel coronavirus. The “white range” form part of the Himalayas and was a sight for some for the very first time.
2) With India on Lockdown, Endangered Sea Turtles on Course to Lay SIXTY MILLION Eggs This Year
In India, along the coast of the eastern state Odisha, over 475,000 endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles have come ashore to a roughly 3.75-mile (6-km.) Rushikulya beach to dig their nests and lay eggs.
Typically it would attract hordes of tourists— but with lockdown across many parts of India it has resulted in what may be their most successful mass nesting in years.
According to the forest service, well over 250,000 mother turtles have taken part in the daytime nesting activity within the past week alone.
3) Dischem Pharmacy launches Covid-19 Drive through testing
Dischem has launched a “drive through” Covid-19 testing system as a result of increased demand for testing. Dis-Chem’s nursing practitioners will facilitate swab tests in the convenience of your car, which will be submitted to Toga Laboratories the results will be communicated to you within 24 – 48 hours.