Photo shows one of the busiest airports in the world eerily empty after France's new coronavirus lockdown

France’s Charles de Gaulle airport – one of the world’s busiest transport hubs – was eerily quiet Friday as nationwide lockdowns snapped into place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

A Reuters photo shows the shuttered Terminal 2A at the Paris airport completely empty. The airport has already seen 75 to 80% fewer passengers compared to a usual Easter travel season, Reuters reported.

On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the country would go into lockdown for four weeks to combat the pandemic. Cases across the country have been rising.

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