Coronavirus: Where The Streets Are Empty
Pedestrians cross an empty California Street in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Coronavirus: Where The Streets Are Empty

A photoessay on how the spread of Covid - 19 has prompted curfews and lockdown in countries across the world. The sight of empty main streets narrates the crippling effect of coronavirus.

Commercial buildings stand along a deserted road in Beijing, China, on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (Photographer: Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg)
Commercial buildings stand along a deserted road in Beijing, China, on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (Photographer: Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg)
A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks through an empty shopping plaza, in view of a Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) store, in Hangzhou, China, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.  (Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)
A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks through an empty shopping plaza, in view of a Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) store, in Hangzhou, China, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)
Light trails from passing traffic illuminates a road in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, March 9, 2020. (Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg)
Light trails from passing traffic illuminates a road in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, March 9, 2020. (Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg)
A person wearing a protective face mask uses a mobile phone at Marine Drive in Mumbai, India, on Monday, March 9, 2020. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)
A person wearing a protective face mask uses a mobile phone at Marine Drive in Mumbai, India, on Monday, March 9, 2020. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)
Via Melchiorre Gioia stands empty of traffic in Milan, Italy, on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Italy became the first country to attempt a nationwide lockdown to stop the spread of the highly infectious coronavirus. (Photographer: Camilla Cerea/Bloomberg)
Via Melchiorre Gioia stands empty of traffic in Milan, Italy, on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Italy became the first country to attempt a nationwide lockdown to stop the spread of the highly infectious coronavirus. (Photographer: Camilla Cerea/Bloomberg)
A pedestrian crosses the street, in view of in Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican State, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (Photographer: Geraldine Hope Ghelli/Bloomberg)
A pedestrian crosses the street, in view of in Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican State, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (Photographer: Geraldine Hope Ghelli/Bloomberg)
Empty bus stops line Gran Via Street in Madrid, Spain, on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Spain declared a state of emergency effective immediately for 15 days. (Photographer: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg)
Empty bus stops line Gran Via Street in Madrid, Spain, on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Spain declared a state of emergency effective immediately for 15 days. (Photographer: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg)
A pedestrian crosses an empty street in New Rochelle, New York, U.S., on Monday, March 16, 2020. The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut banned all gatherings of 50 or more people, and said bars, restaurants, casinos and gyms must close Monday at 8 p.m. (Photographer: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg)
A pedestrian crosses an empty street in New Rochelle, New York, U.S., on Monday, March 16, 2020. The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut banned all gatherings of 50 or more people, and said bars, restaurants, casinos and gyms must close Monday at 8 p.m. (Photographer: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg)
Vehicles travel through an intersection in Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila, the Philippines, on Monday, March 16, 2020. The capital region started a lockdown from Sunday to contain the outbreak of the novel coronavirus amid a spike in cases. (Photographer: Veejay Villafranca/Bloomberg)
Vehicles travel through an intersection in Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila, the Philippines, on Monday, March 16, 2020. The capital region started a lockdown from Sunday to contain the outbreak of the novel coronavirus amid a spike in cases. (Photographer: Veejay Villafranca/Bloomberg)
Pedestrians walk along a street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, U.S., on Monday, March 16, 2020. (Photographer: Gabriela Bhaskar/Bloomberg)
Pedestrians walk along a street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, U.S., on Monday, March 16, 2020. (Photographer: Gabriela Bhaskar/Bloomberg)
A customer walks past empty shelves after sugar, flour, bread and cakes products sold out in a J Sainsbury Plc supermarket in London, U.K., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Photographer: Bryn Colton/Bloomberg)
A customer walks past empty shelves after sugar, flour, bread and cakes products sold out in a J Sainsbury Plc supermarket in London, U.K., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Photographer: Bryn Colton/Bloomberg)
A woman walks past an empty check-in area in Terminal 3 at Singapore Changi Airport in Singapore, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. All arrivals to Singapore from the Asean group of nations as well as Japan, Switzerland and U.K. will have to self-isolate for two weeks in the city-state’s latest measure to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. (Photographer: Wei Leng Tay/Bloomberg)
A woman walks past an empty check-in area in Terminal 3 at Singapore Changi Airport in Singapore, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. All arrivals to Singapore from the Asean group of nations as well as Japan, Switzerland and U.K. will have to self-isolate for two weeks in the city-state’s latest measure to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. (Photographer: Wei Leng Tay/Bloomberg)
A street performer stands on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Photographer: Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg)
A street performer stands on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Photographer: Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg)
A pedestrian crosses an empty California Street during rush hour in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Six of the biggest counties in the San Francisco Bay Area ordered people to stay home except for essential needs, marking one of the nation’s strongest local efforts yet to stem the spread of the coronavirus. (Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)
A pedestrian crosses an empty California Street during rush hour in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Six of the biggest counties in the San Francisco Bay Area ordered people to stay home except for essential needs, marking one of the nation’s strongest local efforts yet to stem the spread of the coronavirus. (Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)
A passenger wearing a protective mask stands with her luggage in a departures hall at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Photographer Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg)
A passenger wearing a protective mask stands with her luggage in a departures hall at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Photographer Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg)
Closed stores line an empty road at Jalan Bandar near Petaling street in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said late Monday that the country will be limiting non-essential businesses operations as well as banning all visitors from entering the country and residents from traveling overseas from March 18 for two weeks. (Photographer: Samsul Said/Bloomberg)
Closed stores line an empty road at Jalan Bandar near Petaling street in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said late Monday that the country will be limiting non-essential businesses operations as well as banning all visitors from entering the country and residents from traveling overseas from March 18 for two weeks. (Photographer: Samsul Said/Bloomberg)
Firefighters use fog machines to disinfect public streets following the outbreak of coronavirus in Tehran, Iran, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Iran’s health sector is already struggling to cope with the coronavirus epidemic, with 17,000 infected and more than 1,100 having died. (Photographer: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg)
Firefighters use fog machines to disinfect public streets following the outbreak of coronavirus in Tehran, Iran, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Iran’s health sector is already struggling to cope with the coronavirus epidemic, with 17,000 infected and more than 1,100 having died. (Photographer: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg)
A runner jogs over an empty Charles Bridge at dawn in Prague, Czech Republic, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Photographer: Milan Jaros/Bloomberg)
A runner jogs over an empty Charles Bridge at dawn in Prague, Czech Republic, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Photographer: Milan Jaros/Bloomberg)
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