15:04 GMT04 December 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Countries across the globe have been under strict lockdown for past two months to control the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected at least 5,019,676 people worldwide and claimed 328,639 lives.

    The most positive impact of the lockdown has been on the environment. The absence of humans has resulted in wild animals returning to urban spaces, while fewer vehicular emission have cleared polluted air, resulting in more visibility and even allowing Mt Everest to be seen from the Kathmandu valley.

    The pictures of Mt Everest are going viral on social media. The mighty mountain, 200km away from the valley, is usually hidden under a thick cover of pollution due to the rapid urbanization of the valley in the past 20 years.


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