What does the Earth look like under lockdown?

What does the Earth look like under lockdown?

Many ports, ships, squares, and even whole cities look like they are abandoned for good because of the lockdown caused by the coronavirus. Let’s see what they look like now.


The Diamond Princess

The Diamond Princess

The Diamond Princess cruise ship anchored off the shore of Yokohama, south of Tokyo, forcing an onboard quarantine of 3,700 passengers and crew members.

Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

The cranes are sitting empty at WBTC as the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are seeing ship cancellations in San Pedro on Thursday, March 5, 2020. As the corona virus continues to spread the ports and longshore workers are being impacted. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)

Jobs on the docks are drying up, leaving many workers without steady work, as empty cargo containers stack up at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Hospital ship in New York

The USNS Comfort, a US Navy hospital ship, docks at Pier 90 on the Hudson River in New York to provide 1,000 beds for non-COVID-19 patients in support of the city’s overtaxed medical infrastructure.

Istanbul Airport

As in many other countries, scheduled flights stopped also in Turkey.

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, New York, US, was the third-busiest train station in North America before the coronavirus hit the city.

Wuhan

Wuhan

Two residents walk through the empty Jiangtan park in Wuhan, at the center of the outbreak.

The Kremlin

Since the beginning of lockdown in Moscow, The Kremlin and The Red Square is nearly empty at a time when it would usually be crowded with tourists.

Central Park

Central Park

A raccoon walks in an almost-deserted Central Park in New York.

New Delhi

New Delhi

A herd of buffalo walk along an empty highway in New Delhi, India.

Paris

The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile

One of the most famous monuments in Paris, France, The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile and its surroundings seem deserted.

Paris

An empty area in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, as a strict lockdown comes into in effect in France to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Dubai

Dubai

A lone taxi cab drives over a typically gridlocked highway with the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, seen in the skyline behind it in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Prague

A woman walks across the near empty Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic.

La Paz

La Paz

View of the empty Plaza de Armas as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, in La Paz, Bolivia.

London

A rare pedestrians walk through Trafalgar Square in central London. Britain ramped up its response to the escalating coronavirus outbreak.

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