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Last Updated : Apr 24, 2020 06:50 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

In pics | As children stay under lockdown, playgrounds around the world wear a deserted look

Take a look at empty playgrounds with abandoned swings and idle slides as coronavirus puts children under a house arrest

As the world continues to follow the social distancing practices to combat the spread of coronavirus pandemic many public places and tourist attractions are left deserted. Like these, playgrounds across the world are also fallen silent and abandoned due to the virus outbreak. (Image: AP)
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Many public places and tourist attractions have been lying abandoned as practically the entire world is under lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus. In the pictures below, you can see playgrounds across the world wearing a deserted look. (Image: AP)

With the enforcement of lockdown in many countries around the world, these playgrounds which was once full of children laughter, now hears only the chirping of birds. (Image: AP)
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A playground that once had naughty children prancing and giggling around has now fallen silent with only an occasional chirping of birds. (Image: AP)

Empty playground can be seen in Mumbai, India during the nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus disease. (Image: AP)
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An empty play area is seen in Mumbai, India as the lockdown enters its second month. (Image: AP)

The swing chains are knotted together to keep them from being used and other playground equipment lie lonely and unused behind the caution tape and signs announcing closure. (Image: Reuters)
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The swing chains are knotted together to keep them from being used while other pieces of play equipment lie unused as a bright red sign cautions the playground is closed to the public. (Image: Reuters)

In Caracas, Venezuela, a man sleeps on a bench at a deserted playground amid nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Image: AP)
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In Caracas, Venezuela, a man is seen sleeping on a lonely bench at a deserted playground. (Image: AP)

A playground covered in snow is closed and encircled by a strip of yellow plastic in Budapest, Hungary during the coronavirus spread. (Image: AP)
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A playground covered in snow is closed to the public by encircling it with a strip of yellow plastic in Budapest, Hungary. (Image: AP)

World’s second most infectious country, with more than 2,00,000 positive coronavirus cases so far, has extended the lockdown until May 9 but the government is now allowing children out on short walks from April 27, after over a month ban on children leaving their homes since mid-March. (Image: Reuters)
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World’s second most infected country Spain, with more than 200,000 positive coronavirus cases so far, has extended the lockdown until May 9 but will allow children out on short walks from April 27, after restricting them from leaving their homes for over a month. (Image: Reuters)

In Santiago, Chile, swings are closed with security tape reading ‘danger’ in Spanish to cordon-off playground as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19. (Image: AP)
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In Santiago, Chile, swings are closed with security tape reading ‘danger’ in Spanish to cordon off playground as a precautionary measure. (Image: AP)

A sign with corrected spelling, tells visitors the playground at the Community Park is closed until further notice due to COVID-19, March 27, 2020, in Zelienople, Pa. (Image: AP)
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A signboard (with corrected spellings) tells visitors the playground at the Community Park is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. (Image: AP)

The playgrounds will have to wait a little longer to once again hear the laughter of children and mirth. (Image: Reuters)
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These playgrounds will have to wait a little longer to regain their old charm as children return with their peals of merry laughter. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Apr 24, 2020 06:45 pm
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