Sydney’s airport deserted during coronavirus, becomes ‘eerie’ ghost town with few travellers – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):
Australia’s busiest airport normally handles around 1,000 flights daily.
“We’re now doing 10 flights a day, 20 if we’re lucky,” Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert says.
“150,000 people were coming through the airport every day, we’re now seeing 100, 200 people a day.”
The normally bustling kerbside drop-off area is deserted, with cleaners and security guards pacing.
To even enter the departures hall, you must have a ticket to fly that day.
Only a few food outlets remain open and on the other side of customs and security, duty-free shops are fenced off.
Staff are removing luxury goods from the shelves to stop them gathering dust and Australian souvenirs are piled into baskets.
This year was marked by global unrest — and 2020 is likely to be worse – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):
This year may well go down as the most disrupted year in global politics since the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 and the subsequent implosion of the former Soviet Union.
However, the likelihood is that 2020 will be worse and bloodier.
Conditions that spawned global unrest on every continent in 2019 are unlikely to recede. Rather, they are likely to worsen in the face of a slowing global economy and little sign of causes of disaffection being addressed.
This is a short but insightful article about the factors influencing the pulse of the world at large.
A VERY good read, worth the time.