One of Sweden's largest tourist attractions "eerily quiet" amid coronavirus (VIDEOS)

Apr 27 2020, 6:56 pm

In a video posted to Twitter on Sunday, viewers can see Stortorget, a portion of Stockholm’s Old Town (Gamla Stan) in Sweden that is typically highly frequented by tourists almost entirely deserted.

Stortorget is the main square of Gamla Stan that features a beautiful fountain and colorful houses that are “the most photographed buildings in Stockholm.”

The 360-degree video zooms out and shows viewers the deserted square nearly completely vacant of people.

Additionally, Visit Stockholm posted a video to its Twitter account with a panoramic view of the city from the City Hall Tower that provides an even broader image of the empty streets and vacant areas.

Sweden recently extended its temporary entry ban to the European Union via Sweden to May 15. The initial policy began on March 19 and was meant to last 30 days.

Sweden has been the worst-hit of all the Nordic countries when it comes to the number of confirmed known cases of coronavirus.

As of April 27, according to Johns Hopkins University, Sweden currently has 18,926 total confirmed known cases of coronavirus in the country with 2,274 total deaths.

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