Exactly a week ago, local supermarkets were overwhelmed with shoppers who were prompted into a last-minute rush to stock-up on groceries and other essentials before the territory went into 14 days of complete lockdown. Today, supermarkets and virtually all other businesses and public spaces are deserted as residents comply with the government-imposed curfew order.
In this lead photo inspired by Reuters, our news centre’s photographer juxtaposes a picture showing the well-populated scene at one of those stores with how that said location looks today — deserted.
BVI News also captured images of other public places that would have otherwise seen a healthy traffic of people prior to the curfew.
Photos captured on the week of April 6, 2020, when the curfew would have been in full swing.
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