Despite some of the obstacles that we have faced during the enhanced community quarantine, one of the upsides that has come about from it is the positive effect it has had on air pollution in the Metro.
Thanks to the limited amount of vehicles on the roads, various people have been taking pictures and marveling at how gorgeous things have been looking since the skies have been clearer. The Rizal windmills, for one, are now visible from Metro Manila. You can even see the Metro clearly from Bulacan now.
According to Clean Air Asia, air pollution from particles emitted from different sources like dust, vehicles, construction sites, and power plants has gone down by 61% since the pre-lockdown period (February 4 to March 6, 2020) to earlier this month (Mach 30 to April 2, 2020).
The enhanced community quarantine in the Philippines has been ongoing since March 17 and is set to end on April 30. As of writing, there is no confirmation yet as to whether the quarantine will be extended again.
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