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The haunting images of emptied tourist sites amid coronavirus

As more countries established restrictive measures to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, renowned tourist attractions and historical sites across the world have been deserted.

The world’s largest art museum, The Louvre closed its doors on March 15.

Times Square in New York City

New York City’s Times Square has now become mostly devoid of people as Broadway shows were suspended and entertainment venues, movie theaters and gyms were closed.

Trevi fountain in Rome, Italy

The Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy was closed on March 10 as the government banned public gatherings across the country.

Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea

South Korea’s Gyeongbokgung Palace, which normally welcomes thousands of people each day, have seen a large drop in visitors amid the global health crisis.

The Stockholm Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Royal Palace, the official residence of the King of Sweden, announced its indefinite closure starting March 21.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre has asked visitors to maintain a distance of at least two metres from each other as the number of confirmed cases in the country continues to climb.

Pariser Platz at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany

Pariser Platz at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany stood quiet with only a few passersby coming through as the government introduced a ban on public gatherings of more than two people.

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