Eerie photos of empty streets across the world due to coronavirus

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WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 17: The reflecting pool and National Mall, normally filled with tourists, is shown nearly empty due to the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 17, 2020 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Donald Trump announced new guidelines yesterday intended to slow the spread of the virus in the next 15 days, including avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people, avoiding restaurants and bars, and avoiding unnecessary travel where possible. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

As the novel coronavirus spreads in the U.S., the public is encouraged to practice social distancing, meaning avoiding close contact with others.

The White House on Monday announced new guidelines urging Americans to avoid groups of more than 10 people. They also urged them to avoid unnecessary travel, shopping trips, social gatherings or dining in at restaurants or bars.

According to CDC guidelines, the virus is believed to spread mainly from person to person — between those who are within about 6 feet of one another or via respiratory droplets produced by coughs or sneezes of infected people.

As more positive cases are reported, now’s the time to keep your distance.

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