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  • Jan 15, 2019

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satellite images have shown a dramatic reduction in the level of pollution in China, which is “at least partially” because of the economic slowdown prompted by the coronavirus, the US space agency NASA said. Maps p>

It comes amid a record decline in China’s factory activity as manufacturers work to stop in an attempt to contain the coronavirus.

China has recorded nearly 80,000 cases of the virus since the epidemic started.

It has spread to more than 50 countries, but the majority of infections and deaths were in China, where the virus originated last year.

NASA scientists said the decline in the level of nitrogen dioxide – dangerous gases emitted by motor vehicles and industrial facilities – first seen near the source of the outbreak in the city of Wuhan, but then spread throughout the country.

NASA first two months of 2019 compared with the same period this year.

The space agency noted that the decline in the level of air pollution coincide with the restrictions imposed on the transport and business activities, and as millions of people into quarantine.

“This is the first time I have seen such a wide area drop-off dramatically for a particular event,” Fei Liu, an air quality researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, said in a statement.

He added that he had observed a decrease in the level of nitrogen dioxide during the economic recession in 2008, but said the decline was more gradual.

NASA noted that the celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year in late January and early February has been associated with decreased levels of pollution in the past. But it says they usually increase after more celebrations.

“This year, the rate of decline is more significant than the last years and it is long overdue,” said Ms. Liu.

“I’m not surprised because many cities nationwide have taken steps to minimize the spread of the virus.”

Navy hospital ship Two US also will be sent to help alleviate the shortage expected in a sick bed.

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