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Tourist Spots, Stadiums, Museums, Beach Don Deserted Look as Coronavirus Spreads

As coronavirus spreads around the world, empty spaces are everywhere. In the hardest-hit countries, people are staying away from sporting events, museums, concert halls and the beach. Some teams are even competing with no fans present.

World | | March 3, 2020, 1:13 pm
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 As coronavirus spreads around the world, empty spaces are everywhere. The virus has infected more than 89,000 people and killed over 3,000 worldwide. And while most cases were relatively mild, quarantines, supply-chain disruptions and reductions in tourism and business travel are wreaking havoc on the global economy. (Image: AP)

As coronavirus spreads around the world, empty spaces are everywhere. The virus has infected more than 89,000 people and killed over 3,000 worldwide. And while most cases were relatively mild, quarantines, supply-chain disruptions and reductions in tourism and business travel are wreaking havoc on the global economy. (Image: AP)

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 In the hardest-hit countries, people are staying away from sporting events, museums, concert halls and the beach. (Image: AP)

In the hardest-hit countries, people are staying away from sporting events, museums, concert halls and the beach. (Image: AP)

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 Some teams are even competing with no fans present. (Image: AP)

Some teams are even competing with no fans present. (Image: AP)

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 The seats are empty as a precaution against the coronavirus at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, during the Europa League round of 32-second leg soccer match between Inter Milan and Ludogorets. (Image: AP)

The seats are empty as a precaution against the coronavirus at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, during the Europa League round of 32-second leg soccer match between Inter Milan and Ludogorets. (Image: AP)

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 In South Korea, pro basketball and volleyball games were played in thoroughly disinfected arenas with no spectators. (Image: AP)

In South Korea, pro basketball and volleyball games were played in thoroughly disinfected arenas with no spectators. (Image: AP)

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 Church services were also cancelled in South Korea.(Image: AP)

Church services were also cancelled in South Korea.(Image: AP)

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 Preseason baseball games in Japan took place in deserted stadiums and horse races went ahead without spectators. (Image: AP)

Preseason baseball games in Japan took place in deserted stadiums and horse races went ahead without spectators. (Image: AP)

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 Tokyo Marathon, which was expected to have 38,000 participants, was limited to elite runners. The race, which doubles as an Olympic trial for Japanese marathon runners, had just over 200 participants. (Image: AP)

Tokyo Marathon, which was expected to have 38,000 participants, was limited to elite runners. The race, which doubles as an Olympic trial for Japanese marathon runners, had just over 200 participants. (Image: AP)

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 The Geneva International Motor Show was called off after the Swiss government banned all large events. (Image: AP)

The Geneva International Motor Show was called off after the Swiss government banned all large events. (Image: AP)

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 The entrance to the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, is empty. The museum was shut down with workers who guard its trove of artworks fearful of being contaminated by the museum's flow of visitors from around the world. (Image: AP)

The entrance to the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, is empty. The museum was shut down with workers who guard its trove of artworks fearful of being contaminated by the museum's flow of visitors from around the world. (Image: AP)

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 Empty gondolas are docked in Venice. Italian tourism officials are worrying the new coronavirus could do more damage to their industry than the September 11 terror attacks. (Image: AP)

Empty gondolas are docked in Venice. Italian tourism officials are worrying the new coronavirus could do more damage to their industry than the September 11 terror attacks. (Image: AP)

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 Stadium seats are empty during the pro volleyball V-league game between the Wooricard Wibee and Hyundai Capital Services Skywalkers in Seoul, South Korea. The volleyball game was held without spectators to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. (Image: AP)

Stadium seats are empty during the pro volleyball V-league game between the Wooricard Wibee and Hyundai Capital Services Skywalkers in Seoul, South Korea. The volleyball game was held without spectators to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. (Image: AP)

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 A lift operator stands inside a dedicated lift for people suspected to be infected with the new coronavirus at the Government Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

A lift operator stands inside a dedicated lift for people suspected to be infected with the new coronavirus at the Government Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 Workers in protective suits spray disinfectant as a precaution against the COVID-19 at an indoor gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea. As the coronavirus spreads around the world, many events that normally would draw large numbers of people are being cancelled or played without fans. (Image: AP)

Workers in protective suits spray disinfectant as a precaution against the COVID-19 at an indoor gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea. As the coronavirus spreads around the world, many events that normally would draw large numbers of people are being cancelled or played without fans. (Image: AP)

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 People wearing face masks attend Mass at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea. The church decided to replace Sunday services with online ones for members' safety amid the spread of the COVID-19. (Image: AP)

People wearing face masks attend Mass at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea. The church decided to replace Sunday services with online ones for members' safety amid the spread of the COVID-19. (Image: AP)

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 A horse race is held without spectators amid growing concern about the spread of a new coronavirus at Oi horse racecourse in Tokyo. As the coronavirus spreads around the world, many events that normally would draw large numbers of people are being cancelled or played without fans. (Image: AP)

A horse race is held without spectators amid growing concern about the spread of a new coronavirus at Oi horse racecourse in Tokyo. As the coronavirus spreads around the world, many events that normally would draw large numbers of people are being cancelled or played without fans. (Image: AP)

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 Sunbeds lie empty at La Caleta beach near the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, in the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain. Fears of the coronavirus have caused a drop in tourism and other commerce around the world. (Image: AP)

Sunbeds lie empty at La Caleta beach near the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, in the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain. Fears of the coronavirus have caused a drop in tourism and other commerce around the world. (Image: AP)

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 A couple of shelter against the rain with an umbrella as they walk at St. Mark's Square during a rainy day in Venice. (Image: AP)

A couple of shelter against the rain with an umbrella as they walk at St. Mark's Square during a rainy day in Venice. (Image: AP)

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 A pilgrim, who entered Saudi Arabia before the country halted travel to the holiest sites, takes a rest on a praying carpet at the roof of the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

A pilgrim, who entered Saudi Arabia before the country halted travel to the holiest sites, takes a rest on a praying carpet at the roof of the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

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