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Read more about other impacts and implications, the Corona pandemic has on people's mobility behavior, transport and logistics sector as well as on the environment.

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India - April 05, 2020

Lockdown Effect: Jalandhar wakes up to a View of Himalayas, first Time in Years

Multiple reports of nature restoring to normalcy during the lockdown period have been doing rounds across the world. People quarantined at home due the coronavirus outbreak have been sharing images of clearer skies and even animals and birds from their homes – all because of reduced pollution.

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Jalandhar, India (Photo from Twitter)

Worldwide - April 03, 2020

See how your Community is moving around differently due to COVID-19

As global communities respond to COVID-19, public health officials stated that the same type of aggregated, anonymized insights Google uses in products such as Google Maps could be helpful as they make critical decisions to combat COVID-19. These informations are collected in the COVID-19 Community Mobility Report.

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Sichuan, China (Photo by Cheng Feng on Unsplash)

Worldwide - April 03, 2020

How is Coronavirus affecting the global Transport Sector? Live Updates

What measures are transport organisations across the globe taking in response to the impact of the recent COVID-19 outbreak? This page will be updated with the latest information.

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Covid 19 (Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash)

Germany - April 03, 2020

Train Companies face declining Profits

In times of Covid-19 and contact restrictions less people use public transportation. Provider of this economy register falling revenues. the Association of German Transport Companies states that the amount of passengers declined by 80 to 90 %.

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Europe - April 01, 2020

How Europe’s Bicycle Industry reacts on Coronavirus Impact

The drastic implications of the coronavirus crisis on the bicycle industry in Europe are rapidly becoming visible. Companies are looking for both creative as well as radical solutions to adapt new measures to safeguard their businesses for the future.

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Pon Bike Group closed it's factories in the Netherlands and Germany (Photo by Bike Europe)

Worldwide - March 26, 2020

App Data Capture The Plunge In Urban Movement As Cities Enter Coronavirus Lockdown

Citymapper data shows how drastically citizens have reduced their trips in cities around the world due to the pandemic.

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Washington D. C., The United States of America (Photo by Jacob Crewick on Unsplash)

China - March 26, 2020

Post-Pandemic, Chinese Cities gradually reopen Transport Networks

China’s lockdown, which began in January, fully restricted movement of the vast majority of urban residents, essentially halting most transport activities. Now that China has begun to open up again and restrictions are being lifted, cities are taking stock, and seeing some patterns emerge. Many results are not surprising but travel patterns and mode shifts in China indicate that walking and cycling remains the best form of transport – both for the environment and mobility -in the midst of a crisis.

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India - March 25, 2020

Corona Virus Impact: Double Whammy for Indian Auto Sector

Already in severe slowdown, COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown will further impact the domestic car, two-wheeler and commercial vehicle business

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India (Photo by Divadarshi Acharya on Unsplash)

India - March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: India enters 'total lockdown' after spike in cases

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has imposed a nationwide lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The restrictions came into force at midnight local time (18:30 GMT) and will be enforced for 21 days.

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India (Photo by Maahid Mohamed on Unsplash)

Germany - March 25, 2020

Germany's inner cities are empty

Since the weekend there are extensive exit restrictions. Data now show how much public life has been cut back in the past few days.

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Germany (Photo by Roman Selia on Unsplash)

China - March 25, 2020

Airborne Nitrogen Dioxide Plummets Over China

NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) pollution monitoring satellites have detected significant decreases in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) over China. There is evidence that the change is at least partly related to the economic slowdown following the outbreak of coronavirus.

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China (Photo by Max Can Den Oetelaar on Unsplash)

Worldwide - March 24, 2020

The COVID-19 coronavirus and its economic impact

The charts on this page track the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on the world’s economies and asset markets. Most include daily data, which we are updating every working day. This page also contains links to our latest analysis. Impact on Global Economy, China’s Economy, Italy and Mainland Europe etc. (updated 24th Mar.)

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Global (Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash)

Germany - March 24, 2020

Germany: Guarantee security of supply, identify cost drivers, protect systems (Logistics services for goods flows in times of Corona)

Missing quantities in European land transport, less flow of goods in special networks, Parcel services, Rail, Missing returnable containers, Lack of air freight capacity, Port Management, Contract logistics.

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Germany (Photo by Claudio Schwarz on Unsplash)

India - March 24, 2020

How India can reboot its virus-hit economy

"Payment to daily-wage labourers: The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to pay ₹1,000 to 2.037 million construction workers registered with the labour department and 1.5 million self-employed cart owners, small shop owners and rickshaw-pullers."

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India (Photo by Ibrahim Rifath)

United Kingdom - March 24, 2020

Partial Rail Nationalisation

The UK has partially nationalised its railways as a temporary measure battling the coronavirus crisis. Rail freight remains in commercial hands, while the UK government has taken charge of the passenger rail network. All commercial franchisees have been suspended for at least six months from today. Given that the infrastructure manager Network Rail is a government agency, that leaves freight as the most significant commercial operation on the British railway network.

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London, UK (Photo by JJ Jordan on Unsplash)

Worldwide - March 24, 2020

UNECE launches Observatory on Border Crossings Status due to COVID-19

International movement and connectivity are facing unprecedented challenges as an increasing number of countries around the world close their borders and impose travel restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The patchwork of uncoordinated measures taken complicates compliance by transport operators. This is causing huge delays at borders in many countries and making it increasingly difficult to keep road transport supply chains open.

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Global (Photo by Naufal Girrari on Unsplash)

China - March 24, 2020

TROPOMI observes the impact of the corona virus on air quality in China

It was to be expected that the effects of the corona virus on air quality in China would be more than noticeable. The lockdown of various cities in the Chinese province of Hubei, which started on January 23, 2020, halted an entire community. The impact on air quality, as a result of the strong reduction in the burning of fossil fuels, is clearly perceptible from space with the TROPOMI instrument. Chinese New Year and the holiday period that follows it cause a short-term decline in NO2 emissions every year, but the decline started earlier this year, went a lot faster and is lasting longer. The levels of NO2 air pollution above major cities in China have decreased by 30 to 50% compared to a comparable period last year.

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China (Photo by Lisheng Chang on Unsplash)

Worldwide - March 21, 2020

COVID-19 And Supply Chain Implications for Ocean Shipping

As COVID-19 spreads throughout the U.S. and Europe, several disruptions to international ocean transport that will likely have significant effects on the global international trade and supply chain are anticipated.

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Global (Photo by Kinsey on Unsplash)

Germany - March 20, 2020

German Economy heading for deep Slump and lower Emissions due to Coronavirus

However, economists say comparisons with the 2009 recession can provide some early indications of where emissions might be headed, and Germany may now well exceed the government's original 2020 target of a 40 percent emissions reduction compared to 1990. Experts also warn that the expected rebound after the recession and the economic stimulus measures risk driving emissions up again strongly in the end.

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Germany (Photo by Clean Energy Wire)

Worldwide - March 20, 2020

Coronavirus: Air Pollution and CO2 fall rapidly as Virus spreads

Levels of air pollutants and warming gases over some cities and regions are showing significant drops as coronavirus impacts work and travel.

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Toronto, Canada (Photo by Kristen Morith on Unsplash)

Germany - March 20, 2020

Germany, Niedersachsen: Land unterstützt ÖPNV mit vorgezogenen Finanzhilfen von 67,5 Mio. EUR

Um die Liquidität der niedersächsischen ÖPNV-Verkehrsunternehmen trotz der aktuellen Einnahmeverluste infolge der Corona-Krise zu sichern, wird das Land die monatlichen Finanzhilfen an die Landkreise, kreisfreien Städte und Zweckverbände als ÖPNV-Aufgabenträger für die Monate April bis Dezember 2020 vorziehen und in einem Betrag (landesweit insgesamt 67,5 Millionen Euro) auszahlen.

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Germany (Photo by Julian Hochgesang on Unsplash)

United States - March 20, 2020

USA: Gig Economy Companies from Uber to Lyft take Action as Coronavirus Cases grow; Workers say it’s not enough

Uber and Lyft are planning to compensate drivers affected by the coronavirus for up to 14 days. Postmates and Instacart have unveiled “no-contact” food delivery. DoorDash, meanwhile, is letting customers leave in-app instructions if they prefer orders left at the door. Amazon Flex, which taps independent contractors to make deliveries, doesn’t have a policy to compensate drivers and is instead supporting on an “individual, case-by-case basis.” But some workers on these platforms are balking at these steps, saying they still don’t go far enough, and details are scarce.

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UBER ride (Photo by Humphrey Muleba on Unsplash)

Worldwide - March 20, 2020

Coronavirus could cause fall in global CO2 emissions

Global air traffic decreased by 4.3% in February with cancellations of tens of thousands of flights to affected areas. But Rob Jackson, the chair of Global Carbon Project, said this would only be meaningful if it led to long-term behavioural change, particularly in aviation, which is one of the fastest growing sources of emissions.

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Global (Photo by Zoya Loonhod on Unsplash)

Germany - March 20, 2020

Corona und Winter schaffen das Klimaziel 2020 (Corona and the Winter achieve 2020 Climate Target)

Was die deutsche Klimapolitik verpasste, könnten die Corona-Krise und ein milder Winter noch schaffen: Deutschland erfüllt sein Klimaziel für 2020. So steht es in einer am Freitag veröffentlichten Analyse des Thinktanks Agora Energiewende. Andere Energieexperten sehen die Prognose als "spekulativ" an. Verglichen mit 2019 könnten die CO2-Emissionen in diesem Jahr um 50 Millionen bis 120 Millionen Tonnen sinken. Das bedeutet eine CO2-Minderung um 40 bis 45 Prozent gegenüber 1990.

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Germany (Photo by Iris on Unsplash)

Worldwide - March 20, 2020

The Coronavirus and Carbon Emissions

In the past month, the world has seen a remarkably large drop in emissions of carbon dioxide, the main driver of global warming. The reason isn’t something to celebrate, though.

The coronavirus outbreak in China, which has sickened at least 80,000 people, has shut down factories, refineries and flights across the country as officials order people to stay home.

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Global (Photo by Caolina Pimenta on Unsplash)

Europe - March 20, 2020

The Coronavirus Crisis means we need a new Green Deal

Europe is now facing a question that will determine its future. How do we deal with the economic crisis? And can we salvage the Green Deal?

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Worldwide - March 20, 2020

COVID-19 Could affect Cities for Years. Here are 4 Ways they’re coping now

The COVID-19 pandemic is laying bare two unavoidable facts about our new reality: we are more interconnected than ever, and cities are at the frontlines of this crisis and will be at the frontlines of any similarly globalized crisis in the future.

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Global (Photo by Roman Selia on Unsplash)

United States of America - March 20, 2020

Estimated Financial Impact of COVID-19 on U.S. Transit Agencies: $26-$38 Billion Annually

In recent weeks, it has become clear that public transportation is an integral part of the U.S. public health response to COVID-19, continuing to serve millions of trips: Health care workers going to and from their shifts; cleaners, warehouse staff, and food workers reporting to their jobs; utility employees; people making essential trips to purchase food at grocery stores and medicine at pharmacies. Yet transit agencies across the country are under immense financial pressure.

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United States of America (Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash)

Germany - March 20, 2020

Renaissance of Cars during the Corona Crisis

Public transport will be reduced and rail and air traffic will be reduced to a minimum. The corona crisis leads to a massive reduction in mobility. But there remains something that has kept people mobile for over 100 years: the car.

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Berlin, Germany (Photo by Gilly on Unsplash)

United States - March 20, 2020

USA - Coal plunge sends U.S. emissions lower - but the rest of the economy still pollutes

Industry is now a larger source of emissions than coal-fired power generation, and growing, according to researchers.

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United States of America (Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash)

United States - March 19, 2020

San Francisco - Traffic eases on San Francisco Bridges as Tech Workers log on from Home

Some of the area's biggest companies, including Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc, asked employees to work from home, as more people got sick. Rush hour traffic across the Dumbarton Bridge, which links East Bay commuter towns to Silicon Valley, was down 18% on Monday from a week earlier, data from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission/Bay Area Toll Authority showed.

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San Francisco, USA (Photo by Amogh Manjunath on Unsplash)

United Kingdom - March 18, 2020

UK could nationalise Airlines, Railways and Bus Service during Pandemic

Airlines, railway operators, and bus companies could be temporarily nationalised to ensure transport keeps running during the coronavirus pandemic, the transport secretary has suggested. “The principle should, as far as we can possibly make this work, be that people and individuals and companies are left in the same position when we come out of this,” Grant Shapps, Chairman of Conservative Party, said.

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London, UK (Photo by JJ Jordan on Unsplash)

United States of America - March 17, 2020

Take-out Pick up Zones by Seattle Department of Transportation

The Seattle Department of Transportation installed temporary load zones in support of local restaurants that are transitioning to take-out and delivery only service.

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USA (Photo by Micheile Henderson on Unsplash)

Worldwide - March 17, 2020

Air Pollution likely to increase Coronavirus Death Rate, warn Experts

Lung damage from dirty air may worsen infections, but isolation measures improving air quality. Dirty air is known to cause lung and heart damage and is responsible for at least 8m early deaths a year. This underlying health damage means respiratory infections, such as coronavirus, may well have a more serious impact on city dwellers and those exposed to toxic fumes, than on others.

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Santiago de Chile (Photo by Luis Villasmil on Unsplash)

United States of America - March 17, 2020

Amazon to hire 100,000 Warehouse and Delivery Workers amid Coronavirus Shutdowns Inc. plans to hire an additional 100,000 employees in the U.S. as millions of people turn to online deliveries at an unprecedented pace and Americans continue to reorient their lives to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.

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USA (Photo by Bryan Angelo on Unsplash)

Indonesia - March 16, 2020

Jakarta Faces Backlash over reduced Public Transport Services in Fight against COVID-19

The Jakarta government’s decision to limit the use of public transportation in view of the COVID-19 outbreak has backfired, with commuters complaining about the chaos and long queues at bus and train stations on Monday (Mar 16). The services of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), Light Rail Train and TransJakarta buses were reduced, as announced by Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan on Sunday in a move to "significantly reduce" people's outdoor activities.

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Jakarta, Indonesia (Photo by Zep Nurdiman on Unsplash)

United Kingdom - March 16, 2020

TfL says Coronavirus could cut Passenger Revenue by up to £500m in lost Revenue

Transport for London (TfL) says the coronavirus pandemic could cut passenger revenue by up to £500m following a 19% reduction in Underground trips and a 10% drop in bus traffic during the last week. “Our best forecast, based on government scenarios, is that the financial impact of the coronavirus could be up to £500m,” says TfL’s CFO Mr Simon Kilonback.

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London, UK (Photo by Jemima Whyles on Unsplash)

Worldwide – March 16, 2020

Those infected in polluted Cities 'more likely to die', says NGO

The EPHA cites a 2003 report that found that victims of SARS were 84% more likely to die if they lived in an area of moderate air pollution, compared to those who lived an area where it was low.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Photo by Ishan @seefromthesky on Unsplash)

Worldwide - March 14, 2020

The Economist on Foot Traffic in Urban Areas

Foot traffic has fallen sharply in cities with big coronavirus outbreaks. Residents of cities affected by covid-19 are heeding advice to stay at home.

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Milan, Italy (Photo by Mick De Paola on Unsplash)

Singapore - March 13, 2020

LTA Singapore: $77 Million Point-To-Point Support Package for Taxis and Private Hire Car

A $77 Million Point-To-Point Support Package has been launched. The Singapore Government works with the taxi and Private Hire Car (PHC) operators, the National Taxi Association (NTA) and the National Private Hire Vehicles Association (NPHVA) to gather ground feedback on the impact of the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) outbreak on the Point-to-Point (P2P) industry. Operators have reflected that ridership has declined significantly.

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Singapore (Photo by Cris Tagupa on Unsplash)

Italy - March 13, 2020

First Assessment of Mobility Changes in Italy following Lockdown

Analysis tries to quantitatively assess the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions like mobility restrictions and social distancing, to better understand the ensuing reduction of mobility flows, individual mobility changes, and impact on contact patterns.

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Venice, Italy (Photo by Ingo Hamm on Unsplash)

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