VIDEO & PHOTOS: You've never seen Pearson Airport look like this


It’s been 12 days since the province declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and six days since the city of Mississauga followed suit.

In that time, all non-essential businesses and public places have been ordered to close and all residents have been advised to stay home as much as possible.

The result is about what you’d expect: Our usually bustling city is eerily quiet and empty these days, as you may have noticed if you’ve gone for a walk recently.

But there’s probably no better place to notice it than Pearson Airport — one of the busiest places in the city on normal days, now nearly deserted during the pandemic.

Since it’s quite a rare sight to behold, have a look for yourself at Pearson’s emptiness:

YYZ airport from insauga on Vimeo.

In addition to numerous flights being cancelled, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Saturday, March 28 that anyone showing even slight signs of COVID-19 would be denied boarding on all domestic flights as well as intercity passenger trains.

At this time, the declaration is still in effect for Mississauga and Ontario. As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, there’s no word yet on when the state of emergency is expected to be lifted.

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