When the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced its closure, on March 12, the expectation was that it would be able to reopen by mid April. As the months passed and the curve did not flatten, the reopening was delayed many times — to mid May, July 1, and, more recently, mid August. The Met also cancelled all its events for 2020.
This timespace follows the World Health Organization's situation reports regarding the COVID-19 outbreak that started in Hubei, China, in January 2020. Cover photograph taken in Japan by Jérémy Stenuit.