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Most of Turkey right now is under a coronavirus advisory to stay indoors, like many other countries around the world. Slowly over the last week, most business have shut their doors, aside from pharmacies, grocery shops, and bakeries while those who can, are generally working from home.

Istanbul, a city with a population of roughly 15.5 million people has turned into a movie set. Streets that are normally too crowded to walk down are desert, as you can see in the video above.

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Taken on a walk to the grocery store, it’s a glimpse into a silent Istanbul that, after COVID-19, may not happen again in a very long time.

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