People exercise in a Shanghai park in March. Air quality improved during China’s coronavirus lockdowns, as travel and industry ground to a halt. Photo: Reuters People exercise in a Shanghai park in March. Air quality improved during China’s coronavirus lockdowns, as travel and industry ground to a halt. Photo: Reuters
People exercise in a Shanghai park in March. Air quality improved during China’s coronavirus lockdowns, as travel and industry ground to a halt. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: air pollution improved during China’s lockdowns – and it may have reduced hospital visits

  • Lower levels of harmful PM2.5 particles could have resulted in an estimated 5,000 fewer hospital admissions from late January to February, study finds
  • Researchers also estimate there were 60,000 fewer respiratory illnesses like asthma attacks in the period

Topic |   Coronavirus China
People exercise in a Shanghai park in March. Air quality improved during China’s coronavirus lockdowns, as travel and industry ground to a halt. Photo: Reuters People exercise in a Shanghai park in March. Air quality improved during China’s coronavirus lockdowns, as travel and industry ground to a halt. Photo: Reuters
People exercise in a Shanghai park in March. Air quality improved during China’s coronavirus lockdowns, as travel and industry ground to a halt. Photo: Reuters
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