Although the lockdown has had an adverse impact, the pollution level seems to have come down drastically. Now, for the first time in many years, Mount Everest was visible from Kathmandu Valley, 200 km away, for the first time after many years due to the reduction of vehicular emission amid the lockdown. A picture taken by photographer Abhushan Gautam went viral on social media. People on social media were excited to see the photo and claimed ‘nature is healing’.
The #COVID19Lockdown has cleaned the air over #Nepal and northern #India. So much so that for the first time in many years, Mt #Everest can be seen again from #Kathmandu Valley even though it is 200km away.
— Nepali Times (@NepaliTimes) May 15, 2020
— Abhushan Gautam (@AbhushanGautam) May 15, 2020