People from all over the world visit Venice to experience the wonders its famous waterways, but the canals are empty due to the coronavirus pandemic.

NASA has released satellite images of Venice captured this month and the same time last year to highlight a distinct lack of boat traffic following the lockdown.
The Grand Canal and the Giudecca Channel appear almost empty compared to last year, and traffic from Venice to the island of Murano seems to be non-existent.
There were also two massive cruise ships docked at a port, but the area is also vacant. Italy was deemed the first hotspot of the coronavirus, which has now more than 165,000 cases and 21,645 deaths reported in the country.

The country that was once the epicenter of infections is now seeing the rate of infections stabilize, sparking authorities to reopen parts of the economy.

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