Coronavirus - Satellite Images Show Abandoned Places Worldwide

Whether China, Europe or the Middle East - the new type of corona virus is spreading everywhere.

Abandoned railway stations and holy places in China, Iran and Saudi Arabia. The coronavirus causes deserted streets.
Deserted squares, a spooky train station and abandoned holy sites: The global impact of the coronavirus epidemic is now visible from space.


Large events are canceled, crowds are avoided. Satellites have captured images of partially abandoned locations.

world infections increase with the coronavirus. In particularly badly affected countries, public life comes to a standstill. Satellite images from the US space technology company Maxar show the extent of the epidemic in a before-and-after comparison.


The Al Haram Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is the largest mosque in the world - there is usually a huge crowd here
The Al Haram Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is the largest mosque in the world - there is usually a huge crowd here.
Source: VIA REUTERS



Aerial view shows smaller crowd surrounding the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca during the coronavirus
Because of the increased risk of infection from the corona virus, Muslim pilgrims are now exercising restraint.
Source: VIA REUTERS



A satellite image shows a toll booth near the Chinese city of Wuhan in October 2019
A satellite image shows a toll booth near the Chinese city of Wuhan in October 2019.
Source: VIA REUTERS



Since the first Corona cases were registered here in December 2019 and the city was sealed off, the place has been ghostly
Since the first Corona cases were registered here in December 2019 and the city was sealed off, the place has seemed ghostly.
Source: VIA REUTERS



A first emergency hospital was set up in Wuhan in less than two weeks to fight the corona virus
A first emergency hospital was set up in Wuhan in less than two weeks to fight the corona virus.
Source: VIA REUTERS



The hospital called "Huoshenshan" (mountain of the volcanic god) has around 1000 beds
The hospital called "Huoshenshan" (mountain of the volcanic god) has around 1000 beds.
Source: VIA REUTERS



The effects of the corona epidemic are also visible in the rest of China, such as here on the famous Tiananmen Square in the Chinese capital Beijing
The effects of the corona epidemic are also visible in the rest of China, such as here on the famous Tiananmen Square in the Chinese capital Beijing.
Source: VIA REUTERS



Crowds of people are to be avoided, so there is little going on in Tiananmen Square
Crowds of people are to be avoided, so there is little going on in Tiananmen Square.
Source: VIA REUTERS



The virus is also spreading in Europe, Italy is particularly badly affected
The virus is also spreading in Europe, Italy is particularly badly affected.
Source: VIA REUTERS



A satellite image shows the Milan Duomo during the coronavirus in Milan
In many cities in northern Italy - such as here at the Milan Cathedral - public life is severely restricted.
Source: VIA REUTERS



The cases of corona infections have also skyrocketed in Iran ...
The cases of corona infections have also skyrocketed in Iran ...
Source: VIA REUTERS



... some airlines have therefore discontinued their connections to Tehran.
... some airlines have therefore discontinued their connections to Tehran.
Source: VIA REUTERS



The effects of the corona epidemic can also be felt in Japan
The effects of the corona epidemic can also be felt in Japan.
Source: VIA REUTERS



The space in front of the Space Mountain roller coaster in Disneyland in Tokyo - usually well attended - looks like it has been swept clean
The space in front of the Space Mountain roller coaster in Disneyland in Tokyo - usually well attended - looks like it has been swept clean.
Source: VIA REUTERS

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