18 photos of empty public spaces worldwide amidst COVID-19 outbreak
A waiter stands by empty tables outside a restaurant at St Mark’s Square, which is usually full of tourists, after Italy’s government adopted a decree with emergency new measures to contain the coronavirus, in Venice, Italy, March 5, 2020.
A man wearing a protective face mask is seen on a crossroads as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Shanghai, China, March 4, 2020.
Spectator’s stands are seen empty during the preseason of the baseball game of Yomiuri Giants and Tokyo Yakult Swallows, which is taking place behind closed doors amid the spread of the new coronavirus, at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, February 29, 2020.
A man wearing a face mask rides a kick scooter through an intersection in Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Hubei province, China March 3, 2020.
An aerial view taken on March 5, 2020 shows the white-tiled area surrounding the Kaaba, inside Mecca’s Grand Mosque, empty of worshippers. Saudi Arabia today emptied Islam’s holiest site for sterilization over fears of the new coronavirus, an unprecedented move after the kingdom suspended the year-round Umrah pilgrimage.
A woman wearing a protective mask stands as she waits for the bus at the sidewalk, after Indonesia confirmed its first cases of COVID-19, in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 4, 2020.
Professor Silvio Franzetti of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering holds an online lecture from inside an empty classroom at the Polytechnic University in Milan, northern Italy.
Two students do self-study at an elementary school where the facility was opened for children who cannot stay at home alone while their parents are at work, in Saitama, Japan, March 2, 2020.
A passenger walks in the empty check-in area of the recently opened Beijing Daxing International Airport on March 03, 2020 in Beijing, China.
A fan of AC Milan walks outside the San Siro stadium after a Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Genoa was postponed due to the recent coronavirus outbreak in Milan, Italy, March 1, 2020.
An athlete training in front of an empty stand after the event was closed to spectators due to coronavirus concerns at the Biathlon World Cup in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic.
An almost empty British Airways passenger plane flies from Milan to London on March 5, 2020 in Milan, Italy.
An empty departures gate is pictured at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan, March 4, 2020.
A man sits on a bench at Piazza del Popolo square, after the government decree to close schools, cinemas, and urge people to work from home and not stand closer than one meter to each other in Rome, Italy, March 5, 2020.
A man stands behind a menu stand at an empty restaurant at Piazza Navona, after the government decree to close schools, cinemas, and urge people to work from home and not stand closer than one meter to each other in Rome, Italy, March 5, 2020.
A fish seller stands in an empty market in Venice on March 5, 2020.
A man sits alone on the metro to Beijing Capital Airport on January 30, 2020 in Beijing, China.
The seats are empty as a precaution against the coronavirus at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, during the Europa League round of 32-second leg soccer match between Inter Milan and Ludogorets on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.
Source: New York Post