Baku, just like any other capital around the world, fell silent when a nationwide quarantine was imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19. The typically bustling and boisterous streets around Fountains Square filled with restaurants, boutiques and cafes were empty and eerie. The beautiful promenade stretching along the Caspian Sea was deserted. There were no tourists taking pictures of the city’s historic sites or of its impressive skyline. Baku felt like a city without its vibrant soul.
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