I had reason to go to the International Terminal at Sydney airport yesterday evening.
Talk about surreal, eerie and just very sad.
There were 3 flights scheduled for the night.
When I got there with a student flying home to China, there were about 10 other people waiting for check in counters to open (ALL were totally deserted) and a handful of security staff were standing around aimlessly (including 2 cops who cruised past us with huge weapons clutched to their chests).
After an hour or so...people for two of the flights started arriving and queuing.
People in hazmat suits who were maybe cleaning staff??? came and went...but 2 people in such gear also queued up, and appeared to be passengers (didn't have all the headgear on tho).
EVERYONE had on masks, of course...travellers, airline staff and security.
Leaving through Arrivals, we could see a few buses at a distance waiting to escort passengers to quarantine hotels, and a dozen cop cars...but totally, totally empty taxi ranks and car parks.
A different world...it felt post apocalyptic.
It really did.