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A photographer captured how eerily empty Shanghai's normally bustling streets are amid the coronavirus outbreak

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  Shanghai-based photographer Nicoco captured eerie images of empty
  streets and public spaces in the normally bustling metropolis
  during the Chinese New Year period amid the 
    coronavirus outbreak.
  
  The project, known as " 一个人城市 / One Person City," is also
  viewable on her 
    Instagram.
  
  She told Insider: "There is a lot of anxiety in the air. The
  virus has robbed Chinese people from what should be the happiest
  time of year."
  
  However, Nicoco said she believes Shanghai will come back as
  the "city of the future."
  
  
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  Shanghai
  is one of the world's most populated cities, but a series of
  photos show how its streets have emptied out as the Wuhan
  coronavirus outbreak - 
  now officially known as COVID-19 - worsens.

  While the majority of coronavirus cases have been in Wuhan, at
  least 311 cases have been confirmed in Shanghai, according to the
  
  Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases map from Johns Hopkins
  University, which uses data from the WHO and CDC.

  Chicago-born, Shanghai-based photographer Nicoco captured eerie images of streets
  and public spaces in the normally bustling Chinese metropolis as
  part of a project known as " 一个人城市 / One Person City," which is
  viewable on her Instagram.

  "For the past two weeks, everything has stopped," she told
  Insider. "There is a lot of anxiety in the air."

  Referencing Chinese New Year, she added: "The virus has robbed
  Chinese people from what should be the happiest time of year."

  • Shanghai-based photographer Nicoco captured eerie images of empty streets and public spaces in the normally bustling metropolis during the Chinese New Year period amid the coronavirus outbreak.
  • The project, known as " 一个人城市 / One Person City," is also viewable on her Instagram.
  • She told Insider: "There is a lot of anxiety in the air. The virus has robbed Chinese people from what should be the happiest time of year."
  • However, Nicoco said she believes Shanghai will come back as the "city of the future."

Shanghai is one of the world's most populated cities, but a series of photos show how its streets have emptied out as the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak - now officially known as COVID-19 - worsens.

While the majority of coronavirus cases have been in Wuhan, at least 311 cases have been confirmed in Shanghai, according to the Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases map from Johns Hopkins University, which uses data from the WHO and CDC.

Chicago-born, Shanghai-based photographer Nicoco captured eerie images of streets and public spaces in the normally bustling Chinese metropolis as part of a project known as " 一个人城市 / One Person City," which is viewable on her Instagram.

"For the past two weeks, everything has stopped," she told Insider. "There is a lot of anxiety in the air."

Referencing Chinese New Year, she added: "The virus has robbed Chinese people from what should be the happiest time of year."

© Nicoco

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