A POSITIVE spin-off from the coronavirus crisis has been a sharp decline in air pollution in Winchester

city centre.

With most traffic now off the road as thousands of people are staying at home and business is curtailed the usually congested Winchester city centre is enjoying noticeably cleaner air.

The city council estimated yesterday that nitrogen dioxide levels could be 20 per cent down but in similarly congested city centres nationwide declines in pollution of between 10-50 per cent have been reported.

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