Published time: 11 April 2020
Authors: FrédéricDutheil, Julien S.Baker, ValentinNavel
Keywords: COVID-19, Sars virüs, Mortality, Epidemy, Public health, Air pollutants
At the end of 2019, the first cases of pneumonia associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Wuhan, China (Huang et al., 2020). Thereafter, the number of infected people increased rapidly and, a month later, the outbreak turned into a national crisis, with infected individuals diagnosed all over the country (CDC, 2020; Chan et al., 2020; World Health Organization, 2020a; 2020b). Chinese authorities shut down transportation and travel in and out of Wuhan. They also curtailed and reduced local business travel, closed down schools, colleges and universities in order to reduce the spread of the disease and established numerous quarantines (Wilder-Smith and Freedman, 2020).
COVID-19 as a factor influencing air pollution