All over the Arab world, governments are advising their citizens to stay at home and to #FlattenTheCurve. Social distancing has become widespread, and the once-bustling streets are now deserted. Cinemas, museums, and sport events are all put on hold.
The pandemic is impacting businesses small and big, people are panic-buying, and hospitals are prepping for what’s to come; it is horrific, to say the least.
After people in the Middle East have witnessed the crisis unfold in Italy, everyone is taking precautions, and a look in the region shows how many of its once bustling landmarks are now empty. Here are some pictures to take you through this eerie phenomenon.