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A man walks through a mostly empty downtown San Antonio, Monday, March 30, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, San Antonio and many other Texas cities are under stay at home orders. AP
A man walks through a mostly empty downtown San Antonio, Monday, March 30, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, San Antonio and many other Texas cities are under stay at home orders. AP
Two police officers patrol an almost empty Red Square, with St. Basil's Cathedral, center, and Spasskaya Tower and the Kremlin Wall, right, at the time when its usually very crowded in Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 30, 2020. Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country has managed to slow down the spread of coronavirus but should be prepared for contagions to quickly grow. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.  AP
Two police officers patrol an almost empty Red Square, with St. Basil's Cathedral, center, and Spasskaya Tower and the Kremlin Wall, right, at the time when its usually very crowded in Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 30, 2020. Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country has managed to slow down the spread of coronavirus but should be prepared for contagions to quickly grow. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. AP
 A nearly empty view is seen at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on March 29, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. AFP
A nearly empty view is seen at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on March 29, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. AFP
A view of an empty escalator inside MBTA Porter Square station on March 29, 2020 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. AFP
A view of an empty escalator inside MBTA Porter Square station on March 29, 2020 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. AFP
A woman walks along an empty platform downtown in Munich, Germany, Monday, March 30, 2020. In order to slow down the spread of the corona virus, the federal government has considerably restricted public life. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. AP
A woman walks along an empty platform downtown in Munich, Germany, Monday, March 30, 2020. In order to slow down the spread of the corona virus, the federal government has considerably restricted public life. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. AP
A man enters a train at an empty platform downtown in Munich, Germany, Monday, March 30, 2020. AP
A man enters a train at an empty platform downtown in Munich, Germany, Monday, March 30, 2020. AP
A man crosses 7av in an empty Times Square as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in New York City, U.S., March 29, 2020. Reuters
A man crosses 7av in an empty Times Square as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in New York City, U.S., March 29, 2020. Reuters
 An empty Madison Avenue is seen during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, U.S., March 29, 2020. Reuters
An empty Madison Avenue is seen during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, U.S., March 29, 2020. Reuters
An empty country road glows as the sun sets, Sunday, March 29, 2020, near King City, Mo., as people stay at home in order to help stem the spread of the new coronavirus. AP
An empty country road glows as the sun sets, Sunday, March 29, 2020, near King City, Mo., as people stay at home in order to help stem the spread of the new coronavirus. AP
A woman crosses an empty street in Suresnes, outside Paris, Monday, March 30, 2020 as the government announced an extension of the initial 15-day home confinement period that came into force on March 17 in a bid to brake the spread of the Covid-19. AP
A woman crosses an empty street in Suresnes, outside Paris, Monday, March 30, 2020 as the government announced an extension of the initial 15-day home confinement period that came into force on March 17 in a bid to brake the spread of the Covid-19. AP
A soldier patrols an empty road amid government restrictions that limit residents, based on their national ID number, to essential shopping in the morning in an attempt to contain the spread of the new coronavirus in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, March 30, 2020. AP
A soldier patrols an empty road amid government restrictions that limit residents, based on their national ID number, to essential shopping in the morning in an attempt to contain the spread of the new coronavirus in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, March 30, 2020. AP
 Children play in an empty street of Tegucigalpa on March 30, 2020 during the lockdown ordered by the Honduran government to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. AFP
Children play in an empty street of Tegucigalpa on March 30, 2020 during the lockdown ordered by the Honduran government to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. AFP
 A woman wearing a protective face mask walks in the empty center of Sofia on March 31, 2020 after all public gardens, children's playgrounds and open-air sports facilities in Bulgaria were sealed to prevent social gathering, allowing only dog owners solitary walks, in a move aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus. AFP
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks in the empty center of Sofia on March 31, 2020 after all public gardens, children's playgrounds and open-air sports facilities in Bulgaria were sealed to prevent social gathering, allowing only dog owners solitary walks, in a move aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus. AFP
A nun sits at an empty church during Palm Sunday, after Mexico's government declared a health emergency and issued stricter rules to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico April 5, 2020. Reuters
A nun sits at an empty church during Palm Sunday, after Mexico's government declared a health emergency and issued stricter rules to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico April 5, 2020. Reuters


An empty street after being sprayed with disinfectant as a precautionary measure against coronavirus, during a nationwide confinement to control the spread of the virus, in Aubagne, southern France, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. AP
An empty street after being sprayed with disinfectant as a precautionary measure against coronavirus, during a nationwide confinement to control the spread of the virus, in Aubagne, southern France, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. AP
 A mobile phone showing the time at noon, is displayed for a photo in front of an almost empty road with low traffic, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, March 31, 2020. Reuters
A mobile phone showing the time at noon, is displayed for a photo in front of an almost empty road with low traffic, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, March 31, 2020. Reuters
 A photographer wearing a watch at noon shows the time while taking a photo of almost empty roads outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mumbai, India, March 31, 2020. Reuters
A photographer wearing a watch at noon shows the time while taking a photo of almost empty roads outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mumbai, India, March 31, 2020. Reuters
A man holds a pocket watch at noon, as he shows the time while posing for photo at an almost empty market near the Imam Ali shrine, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Najaf, Iraq, March 31, 2020. Reuters
A man holds a pocket watch at noon, as he shows the time while posing for photo at an almost empty market near the Imam Ali shrine, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Najaf, Iraq, March 31, 2020. Reuters
A street artist ties her shoes before performing on the near empty Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The Czech Republic's government has approved further dramatic measures to try and stem the spread of the novel coronavirus called COVID-19. AP
A street artist ties her shoes before performing on the near empty Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The Czech Republic's government has approved further dramatic measures to try and stem the spread of the novel coronavirus called COVID-19. AP
A homeless person sleeps on a bench in the virtually empty La Monnaie square during a partial lockdown against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Brussels, Friday, April 3, 2020. AP
A homeless person sleeps on a bench in the virtually empty La Monnaie square during a partial lockdown against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Brussels, Friday, April 3, 2020. AP
A woman walks through an empty pedestrian crossing in the Ginza shopping district Friday, April 3, 2020, in Tokyo. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. AP
A woman walks through an empty pedestrian crossing in the Ginza shopping district Friday, April 3, 2020, in Tokyo. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. AP
Silhouette of a woman walking by a graffiti of soccer player Juan Roman Riquelme, in the neighborhood of La Boca, after more than 25 days since soccer tournaments were stopped as a result of the COVID-19, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 06 April 2020. EPA
Silhouette of a woman walking by a graffiti of soccer player Juan Roman Riquelme, in the neighborhood of La Boca, after more than 25 days since soccer tournaments were stopped as a result of the COVID-19, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 06 April 2020. EPA
A double bass leans against a barrier in the popular Garibaldi square, now empty of visitors in Mexico City, Friday, April 3, 2020. AP
A double bass leans against a barrier in the popular Garibaldi square, now empty of visitors in Mexico City, Friday, April 3, 2020. AP






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A man walks through a mostly empty downtown San Antonio, Monday, March 30, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, San Antonio and many other Texas cities are under stay at home orders. AP
A man walks through a mostly empty downtown San Antonio, Monday, March 30, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, San Antonio and many other Texas cities are under stay at home orders. AP
Two police officers patrol an almost empty Red Square, with St. Basil's Cathedral, center, and Spasskaya Tower and the Kremlin Wall, right, at the time when its usually very crowded in Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 30, 2020. Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country has managed to slow down the spread of coronavirus but should be prepared for contagions to quickly grow. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.  AP
Two police officers patrol an almost empty Red Square, with St. Basil's Cathedral, center, and Spasskaya Tower and the Kremlin Wall, right, at the time when its usually very crowded in Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 30, 2020. Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country has managed to slow down the spread of coronavirus but should be prepared for contagions to quickly grow. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. AP
 A nearly empty view is seen at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on March 29, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. AFP
A nearly empty view is seen at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on March 29, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. AFP
A view of an empty escalator inside MBTA Porter Square station on March 29, 2020 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. AFP
A view of an empty escalator inside MBTA Porter Square station on March 29, 2020 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. AFP
A woman walks along an empty platform downtown in Munich, Germany, Monday, March 30, 2020. In order to slow down the spread of the corona virus, the federal government has considerably restricted public life. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. AP
A woman walks along an empty platform downtown in Munich, Germany, Monday, March 30, 2020. In order to slow down the spread of the corona virus, the federal government has considerably restricted public life. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. AP
A man enters a train at an empty platform downtown in Munich, Germany, Monday, March 30, 2020. AP
A man enters a train at an empty platform downtown in Munich, Germany, Monday, March 30, 2020. AP
A man crosses 7av in an empty Times Square as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in New York City, U.S., March 29, 2020. Reuters
A man crosses 7av in an empty Times Square as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in New York City, U.S., March 29, 2020. Reuters
 An empty Madison Avenue is seen during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, U.S., March 29, 2020. Reuters
An empty Madison Avenue is seen during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, U.S., March 29, 2020. Reuters
An empty country road glows as the sun sets, Sunday, March 29, 2020, near King City, Mo., as people stay at home in order to help stem the spread of the new coronavirus. AP
An empty country road glows as the sun sets, Sunday, March 29, 2020, near King City, Mo., as people stay at home in order to help stem the spread of the new coronavirus. AP
A woman crosses an empty street in Suresnes, outside Paris, Monday, March 30, 2020 as the government announced an extension of the initial 15-day home confinement period that came into force on March 17 in a bid to brake the spread of the Covid-19. AP
A woman crosses an empty street in Suresnes, outside Paris, Monday, March 30, 2020 as the government announced an extension of the initial 15-day home confinement period that came into force on March 17 in a bid to brake the spread of the Covid-19. AP
A soldier patrols an empty road amid government restrictions that limit residents, based on their national ID number, to essential shopping in the morning in an attempt to contain the spread of the new coronavirus in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, March 30, 2020. AP
A soldier patrols an empty road amid government restrictions that limit residents, based on their national ID number, to essential shopping in the morning in an attempt to contain the spread of the new coronavirus in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, March 30, 2020. AP
 Children play in an empty street of Tegucigalpa on March 30, 2020 during the lockdown ordered by the Honduran government to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. AFP
Children play in an empty street of Tegucigalpa on March 30, 2020 during the lockdown ordered by the Honduran government to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. AFP
 A woman wearing a protective face mask walks in the empty center of Sofia on March 31, 2020 after all public gardens, children's playgrounds and open-air sports facilities in Bulgaria were sealed to prevent social gathering, allowing only dog owners solitary walks, in a move aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus. AFP
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks in the empty center of Sofia on March 31, 2020 after all public gardens, children's playgrounds and open-air sports facilities in Bulgaria were sealed to prevent social gathering, allowing only dog owners solitary walks, in a move aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus. AFP
A nun sits at an empty church during Palm Sunday, after Mexico's government declared a health emergency and issued stricter rules to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico April 5, 2020. Reuters
A nun sits at an empty church during Palm Sunday, after Mexico's government declared a health emergency and issued stricter rules to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico April 5, 2020. Reuters


An empty street after being sprayed with disinfectant as a precautionary measure against coronavirus, during a nationwide confinement to control the spread of the virus, in Aubagne, southern France, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. AP
An empty street after being sprayed with disinfectant as a precautionary measure against coronavirus, during a nationwide confinement to control the spread of the virus, in Aubagne, southern France, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. AP
 A mobile phone showing the time at noon, is displayed for a photo in front of an almost empty road with low traffic, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, March 31, 2020. Reuters
A mobile phone showing the time at noon, is displayed for a photo in front of an almost empty road with low traffic, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, March 31, 2020. Reuters
 A photographer wearing a watch at noon shows the time while taking a photo of almost empty roads outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mumbai, India, March 31, 2020. Reuters
A photographer wearing a watch at noon shows the time while taking a photo of almost empty roads outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mumbai, India, March 31, 2020. Reuters
A man holds a pocket watch at noon, as he shows the time while posing for photo at an almost empty market near the Imam Ali shrine, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Najaf, Iraq, March 31, 2020. Reuters
A man holds a pocket watch at noon, as he shows the time while posing for photo at an almost empty market near the Imam Ali shrine, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Najaf, Iraq, March 31, 2020. Reuters
A street artist ties her shoes before performing on the near empty Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The Czech Republic's government has approved further dramatic measures to try and stem the spread of the novel coronavirus called COVID-19. AP
A street artist ties her shoes before performing on the near empty Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The Czech Republic's government has approved further dramatic measures to try and stem the spread of the novel coronavirus called COVID-19. AP
A homeless person sleeps on a bench in the virtually empty La Monnaie square during a partial lockdown against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Brussels, Friday, April 3, 2020. AP
A homeless person sleeps on a bench in the virtually empty La Monnaie square during a partial lockdown against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Brussels, Friday, April 3, 2020. AP
A woman walks through an empty pedestrian crossing in the Ginza shopping district Friday, April 3, 2020, in Tokyo. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. AP
A woman walks through an empty pedestrian crossing in the Ginza shopping district Friday, April 3, 2020, in Tokyo. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. AP
Silhouette of a woman walking by a graffiti of soccer player Juan Roman Riquelme, in the neighborhood of La Boca, after more than 25 days since soccer tournaments were stopped as a result of the COVID-19, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 06 April 2020. EPA
Silhouette of a woman walking by a graffiti of soccer player Juan Roman Riquelme, in the neighborhood of La Boca, after more than 25 days since soccer tournaments were stopped as a result of the COVID-19, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 06 April 2020. EPA
A double bass leans against a barrier in the popular Garibaldi square, now empty of visitors in Mexico City, Friday, April 3, 2020. AP
A double bass leans against a barrier in the popular Garibaldi square, now empty of visitors in Mexico City, Friday, April 3, 2020. AP




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