ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF COVID19
I live in Nigeria which is in Africa. The COVID19 has affected my environment both positively and negatively. It affected me as a student because when it came about all schools were forced to shut down in order to reduce the spread of the virus. Before my school closed we wrote our exams and we were rushed, we wrote all our papers in four days including Saturday and Sunday and my scores were not as impressive as they used to be and that was a great loss for me. Again, when we were home, some of us didn’t have laptops or tablets to follow up the academic work online and for those who had the equipment for the online classes did not understand the topics as they do in class because the classes online were not as practical as they used to be in the class rooms. In the classrooms, there was always room for discussions among the students and the teachers which improved our critical thinking and understanding on the topics.
Secondly, it affected my parent’s job because they were not able to go to work and their salaries were cut short. They were not able to go out and get the food items for the house so we had to manage what we had.
Thirdly, the virus affected my environment positively in the sense that industries could no longer function and that reduced the emission of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The air became very conducive for breathing and I think the ozone regained some strength. As we all know, Nigeria is a country where people dump their wastes wherever and however they want but that reduced because people were not allowed to go out so they could not liter anymore. The roads became very clean.