Pandemic in Boston: scenes of a deserted city
At 9 a.m. in Dewey Square, commuters normally stream out of South Station, competing with crawling auto traffic as they head to downtown office towers. Monday, the scene downtown was eerily quiet with lone commuters traversing empty expanses of pavement. In Downtown Crossing at 8:45, Washington, Winter and Summer streets were desolate, with storefronts darkened and few pedestrians. Normally busy even on holidays, Chinatown was bereft of cars and pedestrians.