Italy shut all stores except for pharmacies and food shops in a desperate bid to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus that has killed 827 in the country in just over two weeks. Scenes from a day of weirdness in quarantine in Rome, Italy as Romans socially distance to avoid spreading the coronavirus. ‘Rome, Closed City’ is a short directed by Mo Scarpelli. Streets are empty in various cities across the globe as countries close schools, shops, public places, and put cities on lockdown to fight the new coronavirus pandemic. You know many of these places as crowded, bustling tourist attractions across the globe.
As cities around the world are transformed by the response to coronavirus, sites from airports to tourist landmarks to iconic streets have been left nearly abandoned.
Italy reported 475 deaths as a result of Covid-19 on March 18, 2020, the nation’s biggest single-day increase since its outbreak began. Italian health officials also recorded more than 3,500 new infections, as Germany and Spain each reported more than 4,000 new cases. Globally, the number of new Covid-19 infections has surpassed 200,000. But for the first time, China –where the global pandemic began –there were zero new domestic infections reported. Critics, however, are questioning the accuracy of the Chinese data.
Check these videos bellow to see the condition in Italy and some other countries at the moment: