The New York Times has just released a series of breathtaking photographs of the world’s largest cities during this heavy quarantine period. “The void proliferates like the virus” chants the newspaper, illustrating confinement around the world. More and more countries are indeed forced to adopt more or less harsh exit restrictions in order to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

“This current vacuum is a health necessity. It can make you think of a dystopia, not of progress. But in the end, it also confirms that by listening to the experts and staying with us, we have not lost our ability to unite for the collective good. (…) These images are haunted and will haunt you, they seem to have come out of apocalyptic films, but in a way, they also deliver a message of hope. ” explains the editorial staff.