Coronavirus Lock-Down: Deserted Cities Around the World

Busy cities around the world have been deserted, as many countries go on lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus. 


An aerial view shows an empty white-tiled area surrounding the Kaaba in Mecca's Grand Mosque, on March 6, 2020. (Getty)

Pianist Denis Matsuev performs during a live broadcast from the empty Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, Russia. (Getty)


A man walks on the deserted Trocadero square in front of the Eiffel Tower on March 21, 2020 in Paris on the fifth day of a strict nationwide lockdown.  (Getty)


The Houses of Parliament (L) at the end of an empty Westminster Bridge with one pedestrian on the pavement in central London in the morning on March 24, 2020 after Britain ordered a lockdown to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Getty)   

A deserted Piazza Navona in central Rome, Italy on March 24, 2020. (Getty)


The Giza pyramids necropolis on the southwestern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo is pictured empty on March 25, 2020. (Getty)

Times Square stands mostly empty as as much of the city is void of cars and pedestrians over fears of spreading the coronavirus on March 22, 2020 in New York City. (Getty)

Worshippers pray as they keep a distance of two meters between each other at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem on March 23, 2020. (Getty)

Pope Francis, in Rome on March 15, 2020, prays in S. Marcello al Corso church, where there is a miraculous crucifix that in 1552 was carried in a procession around Rome to stop the great plague. (Getty)


A restaurant is seen closed in the usually busy central business district on March 12, 2020 in Beijing, China. (Getty)