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World's playgrounds silent, lonely amid pandemic

Updated : 2020-04-27 16:58:18

Playgrounds across the world have fallen silent and abandoned due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Playground equipment is wrapped in crime scene tape to prevent its use as part of the effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Playground equipment is wrapped in crime scene tape to prevent its use as part of the effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
This photo shows an empty playground in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
This photo shows an empty playground in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
A caution tape cordon off an empty children's playground with an Orthodox church seen in the background, officially closed for parishioners according to the order of the city authorities due to coronavirus, in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
A caution tape cordon off an empty children's playground with an Orthodox church seen in the background, officially closed for parishioners according to the order of the city authorities due to coronavirus, in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
A sign with corrected spelling, tells visitors the playground at the Community Park is closed until further notice due to COVID-19 in Zelienople. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
A sign with corrected spelling, tells visitors the playground at the Community Park is closed until further notice due to COVID-19 in Zelienople. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Police tape is used to keep people from using a playground that was closed in an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Fairway. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Police tape is used to keep people from using a playground that was closed in an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Fairway. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A playground covered in snow is closed at Normafa during the coronavirus in Budapest, Hungary. (Marton Monus/MTI via AP)
A playground covered in snow is closed at Normafa during the coronavirus in Budapest, Hungary. (Marton Monus/MTI via AP)
Children's playground toys are closed off as a deterrent to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Children's playground toys are closed off as a deterrent to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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