Coronavirus outbreak leaves Canary Wharf deserted just like film 28 Days Later

People have taken to social media to compare London to zombie apocalypse movie 28 Days Later as the realities of social distancing over the coronavirus pandemic set in.

The scenes are reminiscent of something out of a zombie movie or post-apocalyptic show, with the genre having seen a boom in recent times on streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.

The shocking photos show the emptiness of London's streets after Prime Minister Boris Johnson told people to work from home where they "possibly can".

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, the PM said: "We need people to start working from home where they possibly can.

"And you should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues."

And his words seem to have had the desired effect, with London's streets appearing empty on Friday (March 20) afternoon.

One person wrote on Twitter: "Driving through central London and the most popular spots of town are currently completely soulless and empty.

"It really does feel like the apocalypse or a scene from 28 Days Later."

All the photos were taken around 1pm on Friday, a time when London is normally packed with shoppers, tourists and workers taking their lunch breaks.

Can you tell which is from the movie and which photo was taken today?

Canary Wharf is London's second busiest business hub and the tube station is normally used by thousands of people every single day.

At the beginning of March HSBC evacuated part of its Canary Wharf office after a confirmed case of coronavirus.

South Quay

South Quay is a Docklands Light Railway station near Canary Wharf and helps serve the busy business district.

Earlier this month, a Chevron worker in the area reported a flu-like illness

South Colonnade

South Colonnade is a commercial building in the Canary Wharf area.

Last month sick pranksters staged a man collapsing and suffering a violent coughing fit nearby.

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