Amid the deadly Coronavirus outbreak that has spread across the globe, millions of people have been quarantined. Travel bans have prevented tourists from travelling, and schools and cinemas have shut down as a result. Europe (especially Italy) has now become the epicentre of the virus.
Sports events across the world are getting postponed or cancelled. Those that are not getting cancelled are played behind close doors in empty stadiums with no fans to cheer them on. Bustling tourist destinations that are usually full of life are empty. Take a look at some of these places that have become like ghost towns due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Empty cafeteria as cleaning crew fumigate Deptford High School in response to the coronavirus outbreak pic.twitter.com/2oTYBDO6tx— Miguel Martinez (@_miguel_098) March 13, 2020
This is an image of Tomoyuki Sugano, a player of Yomiuri Giants. He is throwing a pitch in an empty Tokyo Dome during a preseason game.
Nothing sums up the current existential pandemic crisis of public health vs commercial interests than Sport played in empty stadiums.— Martyn Bradbury (@CitizenBomber) March 11, 2020
Add the climate crisis to this metaphor & the stadium is on fire while Oil companies are outside still selling tickets#nzpol pic.twitter.com/BhPXQd6Wjr
Professional sports are nothing without fans. It is sad to see such empty stadiums!!!#CoronavirusPandemic #CoronaOutbreak #CoronaVirusUpdate #Covid_19 #manutd #ManchesterUnited pic.twitter.com/eJUUubDwaU— Ladaa (@CAKL_63) March 12, 2020
(Image Credit: AP)