VIDEO: Coronavirus outbreak renders Atlanta city streets quiet

Atlanta 3-18-2020 Atlant's popular tourist attractions and city streets are extremely quiet compared to normal weekdays. (Hyosub Shin and Tyson Horne / tyson.horne@ajc.com)

On any given weekday, Atlanta is bustling and crowded with cars, pedestrians and tourists.

But in the age of the coronavirus, everything has changed.

On Thursday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms stressed the urgency of the global pandemic by  ordering the closure of all restaurants, bars, nightclubs, private social clubs, fitness centers, gyms, movie theaters, bowling alleys and arcades within the city limits.

Sidewalks that were once crowded, are desolate.

Streets that were once clogged with traffic, are empty.

Attractions that once invited shrieks, now stand idle.

AJC photographers Tyson Horne and Hyosub Shin ventured out Wednesday and Thursday to capture what is rarely seen in Atlanta – silence.

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