Popular places before and during the COVID-19: what happens when everyone stays home

APR 01, 2020 AT 02:24 PM


Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China


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Back in January 2020, “The Forbidden City” closed its gates to millions of people until further notice for their own safety and protection from the pandemic. That’s right, according to The Wallstreet Journal, about 19 million people visited the sprawling, majestic landmark in 2019, calculating to over a million people in just one month.