During my stay in Madrid I ended up taking a fair few candid street snaps, which I think show some of the city’s character.

I came back on March 5th. It was a week before the number of cases had a steep rise and before the government decided to close schools and universities. Every day since I have woken up wondering if I have contracted it, but I seem to be in the clear.

As you should be able to tell from the photos, for the majority of people, it was business as usual. It’s a sobering thought that the entire city is now practically on lockdown.

The photographs below were taken on the 2nd and 3rd of March.

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Throughout the city, and at Madrid airport,  there were just a handful of people wearing masks. So few, in fact, that you may see I snapped the same people more than once.

The photos below were taken on the 5th of March.

Due to my travels, I’ve done a fair bit (or unhealthy amount) of reading on COVID-19, and as I’m sure you know, the spread needs to be slowed as much as possible; particularly for the sake of the elderly, the vulnerable and for healthcare systems to cope.

The motto of ‘Stay At Home’ seems to be the best course of action at the moment, so I pass that on.

Sending my best wishes to Madrid, and anyone contending with the virus.