Before and After Pictures Show the Impact of The Coronavirus on Landmarks Around the World
The coronavirus is taking its toll on the world. In many places where it may not have made such an impact, people may not realize how emotionally physically and mentally draining it is on cities and communities that are bearing the b runty of it. It is only through the media that one can see how the virus is affecting countries like China and Italy and how badly it is affecting the tourism and impeding local movement. Most landmarks like Shanghai’s Disneyland, the Great Wall and tourist attractions in China are closed, major city centres, malls and public places are practically deserted. Neighbouring countries like Japan and South Korea are also affected and these before and after pictures show you the full impact of Covid19 that has virtually paralyzing countries across the world.
1 The Great Wall of China is one of the world’s most famous landmarks
The Great Wall of China attracts 10 million tourists every year. The major attraction is facing a near lockdown with the Badaling section of the great wall temporarily closed.
The other sections of the wall are open but tourists are being screened for temperatures and signs of any infection.
2Beijing: The city is one of the most visited cities in the world
Beijing gets a huge footfall every year where more than 4 million people visited the city in 2018. But now because of the virus, no one will even voluntarily think of venturing out.
In the next picture you can see that the city is more or less deserted because who wants to risk getting the virus. This couple near the entrance to the forbidden city are brave enough to take a pic because even with masks on no one would.
3The Piazza Milan
The Piazza in Milan houses some of the most important buildings including the Duomo Di Milano and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle II. They are popular tourist attractions where even local’s hangout.
Italy is now one of the worst affected nations in Europe where the coronavirus is taking a heavy toll with almost 18000 cases and 1266 deaths. As you can see, now the same landmark is more or less deserted.
4The Spanish Steps in Rome
The Spanish steps in Rome are a UNESCO heritage site that attracts more than a million tourists every year. The footfall got so heavy in 2019 that people were being fined 278$ for sitting on the steps. Today, there is a much lighter load.
Once the coronavirus spread south of the country, fewer people are visiting this iconic landmark.