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In photos: A virus draining life out of cities

Star Online ReportMarch 17, 2020

 

 

Considered the bastion of human activity, progress and community, the world's cities are taking on a different hue -- one forced upon them by the fear of a coronavirus outbreak.

As the world population adopts isolating measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, these previously bustling habitats are laid bare -- from empty street-side cafes to shuttered theatres, from closed stadiums in Rio, Brazil to the almost deserted Tate Modern gallery in London, UK -- cities around the world are reeling from a sudden drop in attendance.

We do not know how long it will continue, but the following images -- gathered from Reuters photographers who are venturing out of quarantine -- might make you realise that this new virus is a threat to humanity as a whole, and that we are all in this together.

 

Seattle, USA

 

Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Hamburg, Germany

 

Caracas, Venezuela 

 

Beirut, Lebanon

 

Lalitpur, Nepal

 

Istanbul, Turkey

 

Guyaquil, Ecuador

 

Hillcrest, South Africa

 

Los Angeles, USA

 

London, UK

 

San Luis Talpa, El Salvador

 

Shanghai, China

 

Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Barcelona, Spain

 

Vina Del Mar, Chile

 

Toronto, Canada

 

Makati, Philippines

 

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

 

Rome, Italy

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Athens, Greece

 

Algiers, Algeria

 

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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