A woman enjoys the sun on her balcony as the Eiffel Tower is clearly seen in the background lat week. Air pollution has fallen in Paris in response to the lockdown measure to fight the spread of Covid-19. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP

Improved air quality in Europe due to lockdowns to combat the coronavirus pandemic has delivered health benefits equivalent to avoiding 11,300 prematu(...)

The research, carried out by the universities of Bologna and Bari, has raised the possibility that the Corona-19 virus cells could attach themselves to the tiny particles of soot, the infamous ‘particulate matter’ which is part of the exhaust fumes of passing vehicles

Higher levels of air pollution could be worsening the effects of Covid-19, while Italian researchers have raised the possibility that the virus could (...)