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Images of Hamilton, as the city shuts down to 'flatten the curve' of COVID-19

These Hamilton scenes from this week show what the city's daily life looks like with schools, businesses and many workplaces closed.

With schools, businesses and many workplaces closed, here are some scenes from around the city

A woman walks across a deserted Woodlands Park in Hamilton earlier this week. (Evan Aagaard/CBC News)

This week has been marked by ever-increasing restrictions on daily life in Hamilton and beyond as the city, the province, and the federal government all took steps to control the spread of the coronavirus.

Normal, everyday parts of life are on hold, most notably social gatherings. CBC photographer Evan Aagaard's photos here show scenes from around the city that reflect the new normal.

Ottawa Street

A sign out front of Murray's Fine Butcher Shoppe on Ottawa St. in Hamilton on March 17th, 2020. (Evan Aagaard/CBC News)

Barton St. East

A woman and her child leave the Barton Centre Walmart in Hamilton Shopping traffic remained normal hours after the province of Ontario announced a state of emergency over COVID-19, forcing all bars and restaurants closed, except for takeout and food delivery. (Evan Aagaard/CBC News)

Downtown

Hamilton is almost an entirely different city just one week after its first case of COVID-19. (Evan Aagaard/CBC)

Barton Street

A man leaves the LCBO location in the Barton Centre in East Hamilton on March 17th, 2020 hours after the province of Ontario announced a state of emergency over COVID-19, forcing all bars and restaurants closed, except for takeout and food delivery. (Evan Aagaard/CBC News)

King Street

A woman in a mask waits outside of the King Street East entrance of Jackson Square Mall on March 17th, 2020. (Evan Aagaard/ CBC News)

Downtown

A woman walks through scaffolding downtown as the city shuts down in response to a provincial declaration of a state of emergency. (Evan Aagaard/CBC News)

Hess Village

The province shut down Ontario's bars and restaurants on Tuesday, cutting short any hopes of St. Patrick's Day celebrations, such as the one anticipated at this Hess Village patio. (Evan Aagaard/CBC News)

Farmer's Market

An all-but-deserted Hamilton Farmers Market on Tuesday, St. Patrick's Day. (Evan Aagaard/CBC News)

James St. N.

Nique restaurant in downtown Hamilton had this sign up earlier this week, promoting the message to "flatten the curve." (Evan Aagaard/CBC News)

McMaster University

An empty walkway at the McMaster University campus this week as the university remains closed and asked students in residence to begin moving out. (Evan Aagaard/CBCNew)

 

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