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Venice canals run clear as coronavirus lockdown leaves city free of tourists

Residents of Venice say the abrupt reduction in the number of tourists coming to the city because of the coronavirus lockdown is seeing a positive impact, with the famous canals cleaner than they have been for years.

Last year, the canals were swarming with tourists and revellers for the famous Carnival, but on February 23 this year, authorities cancelled the festival amid coronavirus concerns.

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