Photos of Mexico City's lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted life in Mexico City

On pause: Striking photos capture Mexico City under lockdown
Mexico City has been hit by COVID-19 - Photo: Jorge Serratos/EL UNIVERSAL
English 09/05/2020 08:58 Mexzico City Jorge Serratos Actualizada 11:02
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It is 18:00 in downtown Mexico City and the streets begin to get empty. Clean-up workers and police officers are the main characters.
 

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Due to the health emergency, patrols drive through avenues urging people to stay home through speakers. Most people disappear from downtown Mexico City in the evening.
 

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Businesses remain closed except for those that sell food.
 

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The lack of audience affects street musicians such as Francisco Martínez.
 

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On the other hand, Mrs. Lucía, from Aguascalientes, thinks the capital is nice like this for she can actually appreciate the architecture.
 

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At 19:00, some homeless people get ready to sleep on the 16 de Septiembre street. Staying home has a completely different meaning for them.
 

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