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.
Hillcrest, South Africa
Los Angeles, USA
San Luis Talpa, El Salvador
Vina Del Mar, Chile
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil