PICS: The World Before & After the Spread of Coronavirus

India | Reuters | March 18, 2020, 11:41 am
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 A combination picture shows tourists visiting the pillars of the Roman Temple of Hercules at the Amman Citadel, March 10, 2020, and the citadel seen empty after its closure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, in Amman, Jordan March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows tourists visiting the pillars of the Roman Temple of Hercules at the Amman Citadel, March 10, 2020, and the citadel seen empty after its closure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, in Amman, Jordan March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 A combination picture shows school children leaving the primary school of Omar El Mokhtar in Cairo, Egypt March 11, 2020, and the school seen closed following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus March 16, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows school children leaving the primary school of Omar El Mokhtar in Cairo, Egypt March 11, 2020, and the school seen closed following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus March 16, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 A combination picture shows students walking past a building at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt February 12, 2020 and the university seen almost empty following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows students walking past a building at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt February 12, 2020 and the university seen almost empty following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 A combination picture shows students attending a lecture at Cairo University (top) in Cairo, Egypt, February 12, 2020 and seats seen empty at the lecture hall following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows students attending a lecture at Cairo University (top) in Cairo, Egypt, February 12, 2020 and seats seen empty at the lecture hall following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 A combination photo shows (top) Chinese tourists arriving from Nusa Penida in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali and (bottom) a general view of the same pier. (Image: AFP)
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A combination photo shows (top) Chinese tourists arriving from Nusa Penida in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali and (bottom) a general view of the same pier. (Image: AFP)

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 A combination picture shows people at Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity that was closed as a precaution measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (top), in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank March 5, 2020, and the square seen almost empty amid the outbreak of the coronavirus March 6, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows people at Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity that was closed as a precaution measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (top), in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank March 5, 2020, and the square seen almost empty amid the outbreak of the coronavirus March 6, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 A combination picture shows school children lining up at start of the day classes in Thamret Al Tawfiq School (top) in Cairo, Egypt March 8, 2020, and the school seen empty following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows school children lining up at start of the day classes in Thamret Al Tawfiq School (top) in Cairo, Egypt March 8, 2020, and the school seen empty following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 A combination picture shows students attending a lecture at Cairo University (top) in Cairo, Egypt, February 12, 2020 and seats seen empty at the lecture hall following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows students attending a lecture at Cairo University (top) in Cairo, Egypt, February 12, 2020 and seats seen empty at the lecture hall following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 This combo of two images shows tourists visiting the ancient Roman forum and the Colosseum, in Rome. (Image: AP)
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This combo of two images shows tourists visiting the ancient Roman forum and the Colosseum, in Rome. (Image: AP)

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 A combination photo shows people visiting Sensoji temple in Tokyo's Asakusa district before and after the spread of coronavirus. (Image: AFP)
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A combination photo shows people visiting Sensoji temple in Tokyo's Asakusa district before and after the spread of coronavirus. (Image: AFP)

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 A combination picture shows tourists walking across the medieval Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic, November 7, 2019 and the bridge empty as the Czech government restricts movement of people to slow the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Czech Republic, March 16, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows tourists walking across the medieval Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic, November 7, 2019 and the bridge empty as the Czech government restricts movement of people to slow the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Czech Republic, March 16, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 A combination picture shows people at the Ice Rink at the Dubai Mall (top), following the outbreak of coronavirus, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 12, 2020 and the rink seen empty of people as per Dubai authority decision to prevent the spread of coronavirus, March 16, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows people at the Ice Rink at the Dubai Mall (top), following the outbreak of coronavirus, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 12, 2020 and the rink seen empty of people as per Dubai authority decision to prevent the spread of coronavirus, March 16, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 A combination picture shows people walking at Beirut's seaside Corniche March 15, 2020, and the corniche seen empty after Lebanon declared a medical state of emergency as part of the preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus, in Beirut, Lebanon March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows people walking at Beirut's seaside Corniche March 15, 2020, and the corniche seen empty after Lebanon declared a medical state of emergency as part of the preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus, in Beirut, Lebanon March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 The before and after images show Rome's ancient Colosseum. (Image: AP)
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The before and after images show Rome's ancient Colosseum. (Image: AP)

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 The before and after images of visitors at the Merlion Park in Singapore. (Image: AFP)
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The before and after images of visitors at the Merlion Park in Singapore. (Image: AFP)

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 A combination photo shows devotees offering prayers at the Erawan shrine in Bangkok, before and after the spread of coronavirus. (Image: AFP)
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A combination photo shows devotees offering prayers at the Erawan shrine in Bangkok, before and after the spread of coronavirus. (Image: AFP)

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 A combination picture shows Iraqi youth playing pool in a cafe in the holy city of Kerbala, Iraq March 12, 2020. Picture taken March 12, 2020. and an empty pool billiard cafe after being closed, as a precaution against the coronavirus, following the outbreak, in the holy city of Kerbala, Iraq March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows Iraqi youth playing pool in a cafe in the holy city of Kerbala, Iraq March 12, 2020. Picture taken March 12, 2020. and an empty pool billiard cafe after being closed, as a precaution against the coronavirus, following the outbreak, in the holy city of Kerbala, Iraq March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 A combination picture shows the old bridge of Mosul with cars (top) March 14, 2020 and seen empty during a curfew imposed by Iraqi authorities, following the outbreak of coronavirus, in Iraq March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows the old bridge of Mosul with cars (top) March 14, 2020 and seen empty during a curfew imposed by Iraqi authorities, following the outbreak of coronavirus, in Iraq March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 A combination picture shows people shopping at the Nabi Younes market (top) March 11, 2020 and the empty market during a curfew imposed by Iraqi authorities, following the outbreak of coronavirus, in east Mosul, Iraq March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows people shopping at the Nabi Younes market (top) March 11, 2020 and the empty market during a curfew imposed by Iraqi authorities, following the outbreak of coronavirus, in east Mosul, Iraq March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 The before and after images of pedestrians crossing a street outside the Gyeongbokgung palace in Seoul. (Image: AFP)
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The before and after images of pedestrians crossing a street outside the Gyeongbokgung palace in Seoul. (Image: AFP)

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 A combination photo shows (top) people visiting the promenade on the Bund along the Huangpu River during the May Day holiday in Shanghai and (bottom) people wearing facemasks, amid concerns of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, along the Bund in Shanghai. (Image: AFP)
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A combination photo shows (top) people visiting the promenade on the Bund along the Huangpu River during the May Day holiday in Shanghai and (bottom) people wearing facemasks, amid concerns of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, along the Bund in Shanghai. (Image: AFP)

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 A combination photo shows tourists standing in front of the
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A combination photo shows tourists standing in front of the "Puente Nuevo" (New Bridge) in downtown Ronda, Spain March 12, 2020. Picture taken March 12, 2020 and an empty viewpoint of tourists in front of the "Puente Nuevo" (New Bridge) due to the coronavirus outbreak in downtown Ronda, southern Spain March 14, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 A combination picture shows people siting in a cafe (top) near the castle in the old city of Erbil, Iraq March 13, 2020 and the cafe seen empty during a curfew imposed by Iraqi Kurdish authorities, following the outbreak of coronavirus March 14, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows people siting in a cafe (top) near the castle in the old city of Erbil, Iraq March 13, 2020 and the cafe seen empty during a curfew imposed by Iraqi Kurdish authorities, following the outbreak of coronavirus March 14, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 A combination picture shows tourists and a touristic bus around Sagrada Familia basilica, before being closed and suspending its construction work as a precautionary measure due to the coronavirus outbreak in Barcelona, Spain March 11, 2020. Picture taken March 11, 2020. and an empty street of tourists as basilica stopped receiving visitors and suspended its construction work, in Barcelona, Spain March 13, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows tourists and a touristic bus around Sagrada Familia basilica, before being closed and suspending its construction work as a precautionary measure due to the coronavirus outbreak in Barcelona, Spain March 11, 2020. Picture taken March 11, 2020. and an empty street of tourists as basilica stopped receiving visitors and suspended its construction work, in Barcelona, Spain March 13, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 This combo of two images shows people walking around Rome's Trevi fountain. (Image: AP)
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This combo of two images shows people walking around Rome's Trevi fountain. (Image: AP)

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 A combination photo shows tourists visiting Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap province, before and after the spread of coronavirus. (Image: AFP)
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A combination photo shows tourists visiting Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap province, before and after the spread of coronavirus. (Image: AFP)

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 A combination picture shows a class in school before and after closing the schools due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) fears, in Preska, Slovenia, March 13 , 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows a class in school before and after closing the schools due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) fears, in Preska, Slovenia, March 13 , 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 A combination picture shows tourists climbing the stairs outside El Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain August 3, 2017 (top) and the view of El Prado museum closed to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak that hit the Spanish capital (bottom) March 12, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows tourists climbing the stairs outside El Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain August 3, 2017 (top) and the view of El Prado museum closed to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak that hit the Spanish capital (bottom) March 12, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 A combination picture shows worshippers attending prayer at the Imam Ali shrine in the holy Shi'ite city of Najaf, Iraq August 23, 2019 (top), and Shi'ite Muslims at Imam Ali Shrine while it is almost empty of people, after Iraq's Najaf authorities banned all non-residents visits, following the outbreak of coronavirus, in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq March 11, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows worshippers attending prayer at the Imam Ali shrine in the holy Shi'ite city of Najaf, Iraq August 23, 2019 (top), and Shi'ite Muslims at Imam Ali Shrine while it is almost empty of people, after Iraq's Najaf authorities banned all non-residents visits, following the outbreak of coronavirus, in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq March 11, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 A combination photo shows (top) tourists taking pictures at the Peak in Hong Kong and (bottom) a man wearing a facemask as a precautionary measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus at the same location. (Image: AFP)
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A combination photo shows (top) tourists taking pictures at the Peak in Hong Kong and (bottom) a man wearing a facemask as a precautionary measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus at the same location. (Image: AFP)

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 A combination picture shows people walking near the castle in the old city of Erbil, Iraq March 13, 2020. Picture taken March 13, 2020 and a yard empty of people during a curfew imposed by Iraqi Kurdish authorities, following the outbreak of coronavirus, near the castle in the old city of Erbil, Iraq March 14, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows people walking near the castle in the old city of Erbil, Iraq March 13, 2020. Picture taken March 13, 2020 and a yard empty of people during a curfew imposed by Iraqi Kurdish authorities, following the outbreak of coronavirus, near the castle in the old city of Erbil, Iraq March 14, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 A combination picture shows people gathering near the castle (top) in the old city of Erbil, Iraq March 13, 2020 and the gathering place seen empty during a curfew imposed by Iraqi Kurdish authorities, following the outbreak of coronavirus March 14, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows people gathering near the castle (top) in the old city of Erbil, Iraq March 13, 2020 and the gathering place seen empty during a curfew imposed by Iraqi Kurdish authorities, following the outbreak of coronavirus March 14, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 The before and after images of people walking along Sydney Harbour, as the Sydney Opera House is seen in the background, in Sydney. (Image: AFP)
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The before and after images of people walking along Sydney Harbour, as the Sydney Opera House is seen in the background, in Sydney. (Image: AFP)

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 A combination photo shows (top) tourists walking past a portrait of late communist leader Mao Zedong at Tiananmen Square in Beijing and (bottom) a general view of the same area in Beijing. (Image: AFP)
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A combination photo shows (top) tourists walking past a portrait of late communist leader Mao Zedong at Tiananmen Square in Beijing and (bottom) a general view of the same area in Beijing. (Image: AFP)

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 A combination picture shows tourists visiting the Amman Citadel, March 10, 2020, and the citadel seen empty after its closure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, in Amman, Jordan March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows tourists visiting the Amman Citadel, March 10, 2020, and the citadel seen empty after its closure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, in Amman, Jordan March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 A combination picture shows tourists posing for a picture at Amman Citadel, March 10, 2020, and the citadel seen empty after its closure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Jordan, in Amman, Jordan March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows tourists posing for a picture at Amman Citadel, March 10, 2020, and the citadel seen empty after its closure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Jordan, in Amman, Jordan March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 The before and after images of tourists wearing facemasks, amid concerns over the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, as they visit the Grand Palace in Bangkok. (Image: AFP)
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The before and after images of tourists wearing facemasks, amid concerns over the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, as they visit the Grand Palace in Bangkok. (Image: AFP)

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 A combination photo shows (top) tourists standing before a Chinese paramilitary policeman in front of a portrait of late communist leader Mao Zedong at Tiananmen Gate in Beijing and (bottom) paramilitary police officers wearing facemasks, amid concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, at Tiananmen Gate in Beijing. (Image: AFP)
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A combination photo shows (top) tourists standing before a Chinese paramilitary policeman in front of a portrait of late communist leader Mao Zedong at Tiananmen Gate in Beijing and (bottom) paramilitary police officers wearing facemasks, amid concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, at Tiananmen Gate in Beijing. (Image: AFP)

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 The before and after images show Sant'Angelo bridge leading up to Castel Sant'Angelo, in Rome. (Image: AP)
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The before and after images show Sant'Angelo bridge leading up to Castel Sant'Angelo, in Rome. (Image: AP)

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 A combination picture shows people at the Global Village, amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 9, 2020. Picture taken March 9, 2020 and Global Village virtually empty, amid coronavirus (COVID-19) spread, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination picture shows people at the Global Village, amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 9, 2020. Picture taken March 9, 2020 and Global Village virtually empty, amid coronavirus (COVID-19) spread, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 A combination photo of the Woodlands Causeway between Singapore and Malaysia, before (L) and after Malaysia imposed a lockdown on travel over the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak March 17 (L) and 18, 2020. (Image: Reuters)
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A combination photo of the Woodlands Causeway between Singapore and Malaysia, before (L) and after Malaysia imposed a lockdown on travel over the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak March 17 (L) and 18, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 The before and after images of tourists gathering outside the Jakarta History Museum in the Kota Tua area of Jakarta. (Image: AFP)
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The before and after images of tourists gathering outside the Jakarta History Museum in the Kota Tua area of Jakarta. (Image: AFP)

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 The before and after images of tourists sitting in front of the Pantheon, in Rome. (Image: AP)
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The before and after images of tourists sitting in front of the Pantheon, in Rome. (Image: AP)

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 A combination photo shows (top) tourists and locals enjoying drinks and food on tables set up on the pavement in the old quarter of Hanoi and (bottom) people drinking in the same area in Hanoi. (Image: AFP)
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A combination photo shows (top) tourists and locals enjoying drinks and food on tables set up on the pavement in the old quarter of Hanoi and (bottom) people drinking in the same area in Hanoi. (Image: AFP)

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 This combo of two images shows Rome's Spanish Steps. (Image: AP)
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This combo of two images shows Rome's Spanish Steps. (Image: AP)

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