It has also cleared away the crowds from quite a few iconic public spaces, from Mecca to Disneyland.
Here's the empty boardwalk on April 27, 2020 in Ocean City, Maryland. The beach and boardwalk were closed after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order and banned non-essential travel to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Here, a visitor takes a picture through a locked gate at the entrance to Disneyland in Anaheim, California, on March 16, 2020.
Tourist hotspots are quiet
Tables and chairs sit empty at a monument to the dragon slayer St. George, in Berlin, Germany. Because of the coronavirus epidemic, restaurants are only allowed to offer food for takeout.
This is New Delhi, India
A stray cat searches for food on a deserted New Delhi road, as India remains under an unprecedented lockdown on April 6, 2020.
No picnics under Lady Liberty
There were far more ducks than people in New Jersey's Liberty State Park on March 30, 2020.
Bikes on freeways
A man rides a bicycle on a deserted road during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown in Mumbai, India on April 6, 2020.
Social distancing in the Big Apple
This was the scene in New York's Central Park on March 31, 2020.
No luck in Vegas
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued a stay-at-home directive until at least April 30. Las Vegas casinos are closed, and the strip is a ghost town.
No day at the beach
Los Angeles' usually popular beaches were closed to combat the spread of the virus.
But perhaps the most remarkable views of the virus's impact on Southern California were taken from the air...
Nobody out in Nuremberg
Bavaria's deserted Karolinenstrasse, and its church, St. Lorenz, are devoid of visitors on April 6, 2020.
No one on the road
This freeway interchange in Pasadena, California is usually slow-going. With the social distancing practice in full swing, fewer people are traveling by car.
No rush hour
This photo, taken just south of downtown Los Angeles, was taken during what is normally the evening rush hour.
Nobody coming or going
With hardly any commuters traveling to and from work, Washington D.C.'s metro stations are quiet.
A lone beach-goer walks her dog on April 27, 2020 in Ocean City, Maryland.
Here, a person walks toward a quiet main quad at Stanford University in California on March 9, 2020. The university announced that classes would be held online for the remainder of the quarter after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus.
An aerial view shows an empty white-tiled area surrounding the Kaaba in Mecca's Grand Mosque on March 6, 2020. Attendance at Friday prayers was hit by measures to protect against the coronavirus in Saudi Arabia.
Magic on hold
The entrance to the Magic Kingdom at Disney World is seen on the first day of closure, March 16, 2020. Theme parks in the Orlando area suspended operations in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The Rialto bridge in Venice, Italy, is normally mobbed with tourists. Here's how it looked on March 5, 2020. Italy has issued a nationwide lockdown restricting non-essential travel and public gatherings.
This is the closed Colosseum monument in Rome on March 10, 2020.
Los Angeles' Chinatown sits deserted as people stay away due to fear of the coronavirus.
Tourists all stayed home
San Francisco's Lombard Street is a popular tourist destination, but there was no one out walking on March 30, 2020.
A vacant Vatican
St. Peter's Square at the Vatican is seen behind a barricade on March 10, 2020.
Few tourists and pilgrims are seen outside the Dome of the Rock mosque at the Al-Aqsa mosques compound in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Florida stays home
This was the scene at Miami's South Beach on March 31, the day before Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a stay-at-home order for all 21 million Floridians.
Everyone out of the pool
This photograph taken on February 12, 2020 shows the nearly empty water attractions at Pattaya Park Resort in Pattaya, Thailand.
Let them eat elsewhere
This is the scene at France's iconic palace of Versailles on March 18, 2020.
Here's a deserted punt station in Cambridge, England. Many tourists are staying away from popular locations around the U.K.
No audience at the race
Empty seats are seen in the paddock at Sha Tin Racecourse on February 23, 2020 in Hong Kong. A shutdown of public access areas was put into place for the Sha Tin race because of coronavirus fears.
Emptiest place on Earth?
Staff workers wear protective masks in Shanghai Disneyland Park on March 10, 2020 in Shanghai, China. The resort has said it will reopen some of the shopping, dining and entertainment options in coming days, though the main theme park was expected to remain closed to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.
Here's a general view of the atmosphere in downtown Austin, Texas, in the heart of the entertainment district, on March 9, 2020. The South By Southwest festival was canceled due to fears of the coronavirus, but banners still decorate the streets.
Room at the Louvre
Two men stand in the deserted courtyard outside the closed Pyramid, the main entrance to the Louvre museum in Paris, on March 2, 2020.
Few shoppers in "China Town"
A picture taken on February 27, 2020 shows the deserted main entrance of China Commercial City shopping plaza, popularly called "China Town," in Lagos, Nigeria.
St. Peter's Basilica
Here's the eerie scene at Italy's famous St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, the evening before all public gatherings across the entire nation of Italy were canceled.
No one in Parliament
Empty seats are seen in the Spanish Parliament's lower house in Madrid on March 10, 2020. Activities in the house were canceled for a week after a prominent lawmaker tested positive for the coronavirus.
Closed for opening day
This photo of the L.A. Dodgers' stadium was taken on what would have been opening day. The MLB has postponed the start of baseball season indefinitely.
Closed sports venues
Here's the view of a closed stadium in Milan, Italy. Rules to limit the spread of coronavirus were put in place before an event at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on March 8, 2020.
Empty check-in lanes
Here's a view of the empty check-in counters at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 28, 2020.
Empty in the evening
The Spanish Steps in Rome appear nearly deserted on March 9, 2020.
Nothing to buy
Empty shelves are seen in an Australian supermarket after panic buying due to the coronavirus on March 4, 2020.
Northern Italy's University of Trieste suspended lectures in late February 2020.
A steward looks on from an empty stand during the Serie A soccer match between Milan and Genoa on March 8, 2020 in Milan, Italy.
Nothing happening in chambers
A person walks in a near-empty chamber of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on March 10, 2020.
Streets from the air
This aerial photograph shows a deserted thoroughfare at the usually busy Hongkou district in Shanghai, China, on February 7, 2020.
Worries in Germany
Emptiness reigns at the bus station in Heinsberg, Germany, on February 26, 2020.
Jockeys race for nobody
Jockeys race past empty seats at the Sha Tin Racecourse on January 27, 2020 in Hong Kong.
No one shopping
A woman walks across the deserted Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall on March 10, 2020 in Milan, Italy.
A luggage claim area appears vacant at this airport in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 4, 2020.
A church in Candiolo, Italy, is deserted on March 9, 2020.
No one for soccer
Here's the empty lot of the Allianz Stadium (also known as Juventus Stadium) in Turin, Italy, on March 4, 2020.
Nothing much is going on outside Hong Kong's Harbour City shopping mall, which is usually full of tourists and shoppers.
No one taking the bridge
Hong Kong's Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is empty on February 5, 2020.
No tourists on the shore
This photograph, taken on February 12, 2020 shows speed boats waiting for tourists on a beach in Pattaya, Thailand.
This is the deserted hall at Milan's Central Station on March 8, 2020.
No students gathering
Empty chairs and tables sit outside the usually bustling student union at Stanford University on March 9, 2020 in Stanford, California.
Juventus and FC Internazionale soccer players line up in an empty stadium in Turin, Italy, on March 8, 2020.
No dinner crowd
A restaurant sits empty in Pattaya, Thailand, on February 12, 2020.
A study space remains closed due to coronavirus fears at Stanford University on March 9, 2020.
A tourist rides a zipline from the 55th floor of the an otherwise quiet observation tower in Pattaya, Thailand, on February 12, 2020.
Walmart is quiet
A Walmart store in Wuhan, China, looks quiet on February 6, 2020.
This is a deserted registration counter in the small town of Katra, India, home of the famous shrine of Vaishno Devi, on March 18, 2020. The Indian government has suspended pilgrimages to the area.
Everyone off the beach
A policeman wearing a face mask patrols at the deserted Clifton beach after a public ban imposed by the national authorities in Karachi, Pakistan, on March 18, 2020.