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In Pics | Coronavirus ripples felt across the world; streets, tourist hotspots, sport arenas sit empty

People are staying away from sporting events, museums, concert halls and beaches as the novel coronavirus rapidly spreads across the world. Check out these images.
Mar 3, 2020 / 03:24 PM IST
People are staying away from sporting events, museums, concert halls and beaches as the novel coronavirus rapidly spreads across the world. The virus, now known as COVID-19, has already infected over 2,40,000 people globally and has caused more than 10,000 deaths. Here are images of some of the spaces sitting empty amid the coronavirus outbreak. (Image: Reuters)
People are staying away from sporting events, museums, concert halls and beaches as the novel coronavirus rapidly spreads across the world. The virus, now known as COVID-19, has already infected over 2,40,000 people globally and has caused more than 10,000 deaths. Here are images of some of the spaces sitting empty amid the coronavirus outbreak. (Image: Reuters)
Mumbai airport seeing the distinct impact of coronavirus pandemic as the virus has left airport eerily deserted. (Image: News18)
Mumbai airport seeing the distinct impact of coronavirus pandemic as the virus has left airport eerily deserted. (Image: News18)
Nearly empty Bandra-Worli sea link in Mumbai, India, after government imposed restrictions on public gatherings in attempts to prevent spread of coronavirus. (Image: News18)
Nearly empty Bandra-Worli sea link in Mumbai, India, after government imposed restrictions on public gatherings in attempts to prevent spread of coronavirus. (Image: News18)
A sign pasted on a security barricade is seen after the India Gate war memorial was closed for visitors amid measures for coronavirus prevention in New Delhi, India. (Image: Reuters)
A sign pasted on a security barricade is seen after the India Gate war memorial was closed for visitors amid measures for coronavirus prevention in New Delhi, India. (Image: Reuters)
Empty streets in Pune, India, after government imposed restrictions on public gatherings to prevent spread of COVID-19 outbreak. (Image: News18)
Empty streets in Pune, India, after government imposed restrictions on public gatherings to prevent spread of COVID-19 outbreak. (Image: News18)
A staff member walks inside an empty classroom of a school in Kochi, India, after Kerala state government ordered the closure of schools across the state, amid coronavirus fears. (Image: Reuters)
A staff member walks inside an empty classroom of a school in Kochi, India, after Kerala state government ordered the closure of schools across the state, amid coronavirus fears. (Image: Reuters)
Empty seats at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy, during a Europa League match on February 27, 2020. Spectators were not allowed as a precaution against coronavirus. (Image: Reuters)
Empty seats at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy, during a Europa League match on February 27, 2020. Spectators were not allowed as a precaution against coronavirus. (Image: Reuters)
Louvre Museum in Paris, France, was shut down on March 1, 2020, with workers who guard its trove of artworks fearful of being contaminated by the museum's flow of visitors from around the world. (Image: AP)
Louvre Museum in Paris, France, was shut down on March 1, 2020, with workers who guard its trove of artworks fearful of being contaminated by the museum's flow of visitors from around the world. (Image: AP)
An empty International Terminal of San Francisco International Airport is pictured after the U.S. air travel ban, in San Francisco, California. (Image: Reuters)
An empty International Terminal of San Francisco International Airport is pictured after the U.S. air travel ban, in San Francisco, California. (Image: Reuters)
Coronavirus fear has caused a drop in tourism and other commerce around the world. In this picture, sun beds lie empty at La Caleta beach in the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain. (Image: AP)
Coronavirus fear has caused a drop in tourism and other commerce around the world. In this picture, sun beds lie empty at La Caleta beach in the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain. (Image: AP)
A horse race is held behind closed doors amid the spread of the new coronavirus at Nakayama Racecourse in Funabashi, east of Tokyo, Japan. (Image: Reuters)
A horse race is held behind closed doors amid the spread of the new coronavirus at Nakayama Racecourse in Funabashi, east of Tokyo, Japan. (Image: Reuters)
Empty gondolas are seen docked in Venice, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
Empty gondolas are seen docked in Venice, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
Waiters stand by an empty restaurant in St. Mark's Square as coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the country, in Venice, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
Waiters stand by an empty restaurant in St. Mark's Square as coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the country, in Venice, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in northern Italy, the bustling city of Milan has resembled more of a ghost town, as workers are staying at home and tourism dwindles there, and in other parts of Italy. (Image: AP)
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in northern Italy, the bustling city of Milan has resembled more of a ghost town, as workers are staying at home and tourism dwindles there, and in other parts of Italy. (Image: AP)
Almost empty Grand Mosque after Saudi authority suspended umrah (Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca) at Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
Almost empty Grand Mosque after Saudi authority suspended umrah (Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca) at Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
Stadium seats are empty during a pro volleyball V-league game in Seoul, South Korea on February 27, 2020. The volleyball game was held without spectators to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Image: AP)
Stadium seats are empty during a pro volleyball V-league game in Seoul, South Korea on February 27, 2020. The volleyball game was held without spectators to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Image: AP)
A lift operator inside an elevator dedicated for people suspected to be infected with the novel coronavirus at the Government Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad, India. (Image: AP)
A lift operator inside an elevator dedicated for people suspected to be infected with the novel coronavirus at the Government Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad, India. (Image: AP)
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