Ottawa in the time of COVID-19

Ottawa seemingly became a different city overnight with closures of everything from government offices to restaurants due to concerns about COVID-19.

The closure of everything from offices to restaurants leaves the capital looking more like a ghost town

A pedestrian moves along a quiet sidewalk on Monday, March 16, 2020 in downtown Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)
The O-Train arrives at a deserted Lees Station Monday morning. (Francis Ferland/CBC)
Not open for business: many businesses in the city are shuttered in an effort to contain the virus's spread. (Francis Ferland/CBC )
A lone visitor pushes a child in a swing at Dundonald Park. Schools will be closed in the city for at least the next three weeks. (Francis Ferland/CBC )
A rider sits separated from the driver and the accessible seating area on an OC Transpo bus, Tuesday March 17, 2020. Many customers will now board the bus by the back door only. (Jean-François Poudrier/Radio-Canada)
Somerset Street (Francis Ferland/CBC )
Shelves sit empty at a local Ottawa Wal-Mart store. (Francis Ferland/CBC )
A lone student makes their way across the University of Ottawa campus Monday. (Francis Ferland/CBC)
Highway 417 at Lees Ave 2 (Francis Ferland/CBC)
A few pedestrians make their way along quiet sidewalks, Monday, March 16, 2020 in Ottawa. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)