Coronavirus slowdown seen from space

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Satellite images of normally busy locations around the world show how the coronavirus is having an impact on travel and tourism.

In Vermont, car parks are empty as skiers keep away from the resort at Killington. Gatherings of 50 or more people have been banned in the state, bars have been shut down and restaurants restricted to take-out and delivery services only until 6 April .

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See how skiers are staying away from the slopes in Vermont, US

16 March 2020

Killington Ski Resort, Vermont,  16 March 2020

30 January 2020

Killington Ski Resort, Vermont, 30 January 2020

Rental cars are clearly not in demand at Phoenix City airport, as Maxar Technologies images show full car parks, compared with the start of the month.

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See how demand for car rentals at Phoenix Airport has fallen

16 March 2020

Car rentals at Phoenix Airport 16 March 2020

5 March 2020

Car rentals at Phoenix Airport 5 March 2020

There are fewer aircraft at the airport in Salt Lake City.

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See how there are fewer aircraft at Salt Lake City airport

16 March 2020

Salt Lake City Airport 16 March 2020

5 March 2020

Salt Lake City Airport 5 March 2020

A huge traffic jam is spotted in the centre of the Russian capital, Moscow, where officials have closed all schools and banned gatherings of more than 50 people.

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In Iran, which has seen thousands of cases of the coronavirus, the Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad, has been closed because of the risk of spreading the disease.

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Crowds are gone from the Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad, Iran

12 March 2020

The Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad, Iran, 12 March 2020

14 February 2020

The Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad, Iran, 14 February 2020

Satellite images from Maxar Technologies

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-51948578

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