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Paris falls silent: Sound maps show impact of confinement

This graph provided by BruitParif on Thursday, March 26, 2020, shows the measure of noise pollution before and after the confinement due to the coronavirus outbreak. The confinement measures in and around Paris have unsurprisingly had an impact in reducing the French capital's noise pollution levels. Some 150 monitoring stations around Paris and its suburbs, has recorded an "unusual silence" following the lockdown's implementation Tuesday of last week. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (BruitParis via AP)
A man jogs in an empty Paris street, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron urged employees to keep working in supermarkets, production sites and other businesses that need to keep running amid stringent restrictions of movement due to the rapid spreading of the new coronavirus in the country. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
A man walks his dogs in front of the closed Grand Palais as authorities control public movements in Paris, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
FILE - In this March 19 2020 file photo, the mostly empty Champs Elysees avenue is pictured in Paris, Thursday, March 19, 2020. The confinement measures in and around Paris have had an impact in reducing the French capital's noise pollution levels. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
FILE - In this March 17, 2020 file photo, the deserted Place de la Concorde after nationwide confinement measures came into effect, in Paris. The confinement measures in and around Paris have had an impact in reducing the French capital's noise pollution levels. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Paris falls silent: Sound maps show impact of confinement

This graph provided by BruitParif on Thursday, March 26, 2020, shows the measure of noise pollution before and after the confinement due to the coronavirus outbreak. The confinement measures in and around Paris have unsurprisingly had an impact in reducing the French capital's noise pollution levels. Some 150 monitoring stations around Paris and its suburbs, has recorded an "unusual silence" following the lockdown's implementation Tuesday of last week. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (BruitParis via AP)
A man jogs in an empty Paris street, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron urged employees to keep working in supermarkets, production sites and other businesses that need to keep running amid stringent restrictions of movement due to the rapid spreading of the new coronavirus in the country. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
A man walks his dogs in front of the closed Grand Palais as authorities control public movements in Paris, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
FILE - In this March 19 2020 file photo, the mostly empty Champs Elysees avenue is pictured in Paris, Thursday, March 19, 2020. The confinement measures in and around Paris have had an impact in reducing the French capital's noise pollution levels. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
FILE - In this March 17, 2020 file photo, the deserted Place de la Concorde after nationwide confinement measures came into effect, in Paris. The confinement measures in and around Paris have had an impact in reducing the French capital's noise pollution levels. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
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