03/13/2020 06:52 EDT

These Tourist Hotspots Look Eerily Empty In The Wake Of COVID-19

People are avoiding large crowds in normally bustling big cities.

The novel coronavirus pandemic sweeping the planet is having a major impact on global tourism. 

From Milan to Mecca, some must-see tourist destinations are being left alone as people stay home to avoid the spread of COVID-19. 

Watch the video above for more details about these popular sites that appear far less busy these days.