Positive and negative effects of COVID-19 pandemic on aquatic environment: a review

Ong, Meng Chuan and Adiana Ghazali, and Roswati Md Amin, and Kesaven Bhubalan, and Lee, Jen Nie and Tuan Mohamad Fauzan Tuan Omar, and Idham Khalil, and Suvik Assaw, and Yong, Jaw Chuen and Nurulnadia Mohd Yusoff, and Izan Jaafar, and Wan Nurul Nadiah Wan Rasdi, and Nurzafirah Mazlan, and Miftahul Jannah Muhammad Husin, and Radin Maya Saphira Radin Mohamed, and Zurahanim Fasha Anual, and Chen, Mengli and Marfiah Ab Wahid, (2021) Positive and negative effects of COVID-19 pandemic on aquatic environment: a review. Sains Malaysiana, 50 (4). pp. 1187-1198. ISSN 0126-6039


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In December 2019, a novel coronavirus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak was reported for the first time in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. This coronavirus has been referred as Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 by World Health Organization (WHO). The spread of COVID-19 has become unstoppable, infecting around 93.5 million people worldwide, with the infections and deaths still increasing. Today, the entire planet has changed due to the greatest threat on the planet since the introduction of this lethal disease. This pandemic has left the world in turmoil and various measures have been taken by many countries including movement control order or lockdown, to slow down or mitigate the infection. Since the lockdown has been implemented almost in all affected countries, there has been a significant reduction in anthropogenic activity, including a reduction in industrial operations, vehicle numbers, and marine-related activities. All of these changes have also led to some unexpected environmental consequences. As a result of this lockdown, it had a positive and negative impact on the environment including the aquatic environment. Hence this review will therefore focus on the good and bad perspectives of the lockdown toward the aquatic environment.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Anthropogenic; Aquatic environment; COVID-19; Lockdown; Pollution
Journal:Sains Malaysiana
ID Code:17190
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Deposited On:22 Jul 2021 05:41
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