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England Lockdown: Streets, Highways & Tourist Spots are Practically Deserted

World | Associated Press | January 8, 2021, 1:10 pm
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 England's third national lockdown legally come into force after Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson order of a new national lockdown which allows people to leave their homes for limited reasons, with measures expected to stay in place until mid-February due to the surge new coronavirus cases. Not just London, all of the UK is now under strict virus curbs, with Wales, Northern Ireland and most of Scotland also imposing in lockdown. Here are the pictures that show an eerily empty England.<br /><br />Regent Street St James's street is unusually quiet because of the coronavirus lockdown in central London. (Image: AP)
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England's third national lockdown legally come into force after Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson order of a new national lockdown which allows people to leave their homes for limited reasons, with measures expected to stay in place until mid-February due to the surge new coronavirus cases. Not just London, all of the UK is now under strict virus curbs, with Wales, Northern Ireland and most of Scotland also imposing in lockdown. Here are the pictures that show an eerily empty England.

Regent Street St James's street is unusually quiet because of the coronavirus lockdown in central London. (Image: AP)

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 A man walks in the City of London financial district in London. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a tough new stay-at-home order that will last at least six weeks, as authorities struggle to stem a surge in COVID-19 infections that threatens to overwhelm hospitals around the UK. (Image: AP)
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A man walks in the City of London financial district in London. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a tough new stay-at-home order that will last at least six weeks, as authorities struggle to stem a surge in COVID-19 infections that threatens to overwhelm hospitals around the UK. (Image: AP)

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 Nearly empty pavements on the normally busy Quayside in Newcastle upon Tyne, northern England. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
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Nearly empty pavements on the normally busy Quayside in Newcastle upon Tyne, northern England. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)

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 A man wearing a face shield to curb the spread of coronavirus walks through the City of London financial district in London. (Image: AP)
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A man wearing a face shield to curb the spread of coronavirus walks through the City of London financial district in London. (Image: AP)

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 A coronavirus safety advice sign is displayed in the City of London financial district in London. (Image: AP)
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A coronavirus safety advice sign is displayed in the City of London financial district in London. (Image: AP)

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 Quiet streets near Edinburgh Castle, the morning after stricter COVID-19 lockdown measures came into force for mainland Scotland. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
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Quiet streets near Edinburgh Castle, the morning after stricter COVID-19 lockdown measures came into force for mainland Scotland. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)

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 A man walks with luggage past the Bank of England in the City of London financial district in London. (Image: AP)
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A man walks with luggage past the Bank of England in the City of London financial district in London. (Image: AP)

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 A man stands near a bus stop in the City of London financial district in London. (Image: AP)
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A man stands near a bus stop in the City of London financial district in London. (Image: AP)

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 A man wearing a face mask to curb the spread of coronavirus walks past traditional red phone boxes in the City of London financial district in London. (Image: AP)
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A man wearing a face mask to curb the spread of coronavirus walks past traditional red phone boxes in the City of London financial district in London. (Image: AP)

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 Security guards stand outside the Bank of England in the City of London financial district in London. (Image: AP)
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Security guards stand outside the Bank of England in the City of London financial district in London. (Image: AP)

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 A man walks backdropped by the Bank of England in the City of London financial district in London. (Image: AP)
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A man walks backdropped by the Bank of England in the City of London financial district in London. (Image: AP)

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 A homeless person sleeps in a doorway in central London. (Image: AP)
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A homeless person sleeps in a doorway in central London. (Image: AP)

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 Freight traffic at the new Inland Border Facility at Sevington in Ashford, south-east England. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
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Freight traffic at the new Inland Border Facility at Sevington in Ashford, south-east England. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)

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 The tourist and theatre area, Shaftesbury Avenue is unusually quiet in London. (Image: AP)
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The tourist and theatre area, Shaftesbury Avenue is unusually quiet in London. (Image: AP)

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 A view of a virtually empty Regent Street in London. (Image: AP)
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A view of a virtually empty Regent Street in London. (Image: AP)

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 Pigeons fight for food in an empty street in London. (Image: AP)
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Pigeons fight for food in an empty street in London. (Image: AP)

  • First Published: January 8, 2021, 1:10 pm

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