Coronavirus: Empty streets across the globe

Posted : 2020-03-27 10:44 Updated : 2020-03-27 15:37
An aerial view of the empty schoolyard at Ulloa Elementary School on March 18, 2020 in San Francisco, California. As millions of Americans shelter in place in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus, schools across the country are being closed. Nearly 99 percent of the schools in California are currently closed and it is unclear if they will be able to reopen before the start of summer break. AFP

3 A picture taken with a drone shows an empty play ground closed to visitors, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 March 2020. The United Arab Emirates shut down major tourism and cultural venues, including parks and beaches until 30 March 2020, in addition to suspending issuing all visas to foreigners, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. EPA

Empty street is seen in Manhattan borough following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New York City, U.S., Mar 15, 2020. Reuters

An empty Times Square is seen on the street following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New York City, U.S., March 18, 2020. Reuters

The highway leading to Barcelona is seen empty of cars on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Spain's government announced Saturday that it is placing tight restrictions on movements and closing restaurants and other establishments in the nation of 46 million people as part of a two-week state of emergency to fight the sharp rise in coronavirus infections. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. AP

A highway exchange stands empty of traffic after the government implemented restrictions to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. For most people COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms. For others, especially the elderly and people with existing health problems, it can cause many other serious illnesses, including pneumonia. AP

A person walks through an empty avenue in Hadera, Israel, Monday, March 16, 2020. ‏Netanyahu's Cabinet on Sunday authorized the Shin Bet security agency to use its phone-snooping tactics on coronavirus patients, an official confirmed, despite concerns from civil-liberties advocates that the practice would raise serious privacy issues. The official spoke on condition of anonymity pending an official announcement. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. AP

A picture taken with a drone shows a woman running at an nearly empty beach closed to visitors, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 March 2020. The United Arab Emirates shut down major tourism and cultural venues, including parks and beaches until 30 March 2020, in addition to suspending issuing all visas to foreigners, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. EPA

An aerial picture shot with a drone shows an empty athletic field at the Caroline G. Atkinson school, parked school buses and a quiet street are seen in Freeport, New York, USA, on 18 March 2020. New York, as with most cities around the United States and the world, are trying to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus by forcing people to not congregate in groups by closing schools, restaurants and bars, as well asking people to work from home. EPA

A picture taken with a drone shows empty tennis courts closed to visitors, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 March 2020. EPA

A picture taken with a drone shows an empty parking of global village closed to visitors, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 March 2020. The United Arab Emirates shut down major tourism and cultural venues, including parks and beaches until 30 March 2020, in addition to suspending issuing all visas to foreigners, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. EPA

The parking lot at The Village at Corte Madera shopping mall is nearly empty on March 17, 2020 in Corte Madera, California. Seven San Francisco Bay Area counties have ordered residents to shelter in place in an effort to reduce social interaction and slow the spread of the coronavirus. AFP

A three-wheel cycle driver waits for customers at an empty square by Hoan Kiem lake in the center of Hanoi, Vietnam March 17, 2020. Reuters

A picture taken with a drone shows empty pool closed for visitors, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 March 2020. The United Arab Emirates shut down major tourism and cultural venues, including parks and beaches until 30 March 2020, in addition to suspending issuing all visas to foreigners, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. EPA

A picture taken with a drone shows an empty beach closed to visitors, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 March 2020. The United Arab Emirates shut down major tourism and cultural venues, including parks and beaches until 30 March 2020, in addition to suspending issuing all visas to foreigners, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. EPA

A picture taken with a drone shows an empty beach closed to visitors, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 March 2020. EPA

A picture taken with a drone shows empty volleyball courts closed to visitors, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 March 2020. EPA

An aerial picture shot with a drone shows Ipanema beach in Rio de janeiro, Brazil, 18 March 2020. The city's beaches were empty this morning after restrictions imposed by local authorities in the face of the advance of the coronavirus in Brazil. EPA

An ariel view of the empty Ein Bokek beach at the hotels resort of one of Israel's major tourist attractions, the Dead Sea, Israel, 15 March 2020. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Minister of Health Litzman announced on 11 March 2020 that Israel is banning public gatherings of over 100 people, reports state. The decision brought the tourism sites in Israel to a complete standstill, many hotels, restaurants, cafes, and theaters in the country are closed. EPA

An aerial view shows al-Qudra Cycling Track empty in the Gulf emirate of Dubai on March 18, 2020. AFP