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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Select News Headlines

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NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) pollution monitoring satellites have detected significant decreases in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) over China. There is evidence that the change is at least partly related to the economic slowdown following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

CNN has some amazing interactive satellite images of various world centers (Tokoyo, Italy, China, and Iran) that show before and after photos of the impact of COVID-19.  Normally streets full of cars and sidewalks full of people are eerily empty. Below is an image of Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China, which has turned into a virtual ghost town.

 

 

 

 

 


This aerial photo was taken of the new hospital in Wuhan, China. Image source is from Wikimedia.

One of the emergency hospitals in Wuhan that has been built in response to the deadly coronavirus, Huoshenshan Hospital, is now complete and became operational on February 3, 2020. Huoshenshan Hospital broke ground on Jan. 24 and became operational on Feb. 3, 2020. It has 1,000 beds and occupy a 269,000 square foot lot in the edge of Wuhan. Leishenshan Hospital, a 1,300-bed 323,000-square foot facility opened two days later. The site was primarily built with prefabricated modular buildings similar to the modular in this photo.

Below are photos of planes parked along airport taxiways, such as this photo of Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Image source from Business Insider, including more satellite and aerial photos. 

Airport filled with parked airplanes