A Picture Paints a Thousand Words: Mecca’s Grand Mosque practically empty due to Covid-19 outbreak

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Striking satellite images reveal the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on one of the world’s busiest spaces.

This aerial photo shows  Saudi Arabia’s centre of Muslim Pilgrimage before and after the Covid-19 outbreak.

The outbreak of coronavirus is having major repercussions on the movement of people across the world, leaving many popular destinations unusually quiet. Major visitor hotspots are normally amassed with people jostling to take the perfect photo but are now increasingly deserted and vacated by the usual throngs of visitors, tourists and pilgrims.