Coronavirus: satellite images of deserted Europe posted online

Coronavirus: satellite images of deserted Europe posted online

Europe, the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, looks deserted from space. Satellite images taken on March 17 show that streets are empty and there are no people near popular tourists locations. For example, Milan's Duomo, which is normally busy with tourists, is now deserted. Lisbon's Praca do Comercio has no tourists as well.

© 2020 Maxar Technologies
© 2020 Maxar Technologies
Tokyo Disneyland before and during the outbreak. © 2020 Maxar Technologies

 

Airports around the world now also seem different from what they were just one month ago.

Airport in Arizona, March 19, 2020 (left) and before the outbreak. ©2020 Maxar Technologies

 

The pandemic has forced countries to ban travel and ask people to self-quarantine (to stay at home as much as possible). As of now, the novel virus has already sickened over 206,000 people and killed over 8,272 people (most of them were people in their late 70s or older). Over 82,000 people have already recovered.

China, which was the center of outbreak in January and February, is now reporting about 10-15 new COVID-19 cases a day. The most affected countries to the moment are Italy, Iran, Spain, Germany, South Korea and France.

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