Photos show eerie quiet as coronavirus containment disrupts daily life around the globe

Efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus increase empty streets

Photojournalists are documenting nearly empty highways, public squares, school yards, boardwalks and beaches from Dubai and India to Washington, D.C., and Seattle.

Lockdowns and orders to close businesses, cancel gatherings and schools have created images of life changed -- at least temporarily.

Globally, there are more than 185,000 coronavirus cases and more than 7,300 deaths, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.


Washington, D.C.

M1 in Britain

Miami Beach, Florida

Karachi, Pakistan

Los Angeles




Tehran, Iran

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Kolkata, India

Nice, France

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