Impact of Covid-19 on the Environment

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Journal Title: Asian Law & Public Policy Review
Author(s): Y. Keerthana Reddy & Tushar Srivastava
Published On: 25/02/2022
Volume: 7
First Page: 1
Last Page: 9
ISSN: 2581-6551
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher

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Y. Keerthana Reddy & Tushar Srivastava, Impact of Covid-19 on the Environment, Volume 7, Asian Law & Public Policy Review, 1-9, Published on 25/02/2022, Available at


With the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, numerous cities in the world, imposed quarantines or launched public awareness campaigns encouraging people to avoid traveling unless absolutely necessary. The decrease in urban movements has significant environmental consequences, such as reduction in pollutant emissions and an increase in household and hospital waste. COVID-19 is spread mostly through large gatherings and close contact. In social events or at work, the WHO recommends keeping a social distance of 6 feet. The majority of COVID-19-affected nations have implemented required countermeasures, such as lockdown, to counteract the virus.  Hotspots have been completely locked down and sealed, which has decreased needless movement. Furthermore, full lockdown in the nation (India) along with social isolation aided in breaking the COVID-19 transmission chain. By eliminating person-to-person interaction, the complete lockdown has been determined to be the most effective measure in preventing COVID-19 transmission. In this paper, we have discussed some major effects of COVID 19 on the environment in India.

Keywords: Coronavirus pandemic, Pollutant emissions, Public awareness campaigns, Lockdown, COVID-19

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