Frightening drone images capture the mostly crowded streets of San Francisco that are completely empty
Frightening drone images capture San Francisco’s mostly crowded streets that are completely empty as the city enters day 10 of the coronavirus closure – with no definitive end in sight
- Ghostly video footage shows empty streets of San Francisco during the closing
- Drone clips capture desert roads and parks during the closure of the corona virus
- The city is located on the tenth day of closure after a shelter order has been issued
- Since March 13, a million Californians have claimed unemployment benefits
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Frightening drone images have captured the usually busy streets of San Francisco completely empty amid the closure of the corona virus.
Video footage of a drone flying over San Francisco depicts the immense emptiness the city is experiencing as a result of the on-site order given on March 16 to take effect from the next day.
The images on YouTube show the eerily empty city streets, which are usually buzzing with activity, noise and crowds.
But the deserted streets and vacant, boarded-up businesses show the magnitude of the closure as the economy grinds to a halt.
An empty street in San Francisco captured during a city-wide shutdown by a drone
Drone footage captured abandoned San Francisco while roads and parks were left empty
A huge Greta Thunberg mural was seen in San Francisco while the streets remained empty
Residential neighborhoods in San Francisco had also been abandoned amid the coronavirus shutdown
The clip shows empty roads, parks and skyscrapers with shutters while workers stayed inside.
Many in the hospitality industry have been forced to fire workers because the public stayed at home to slow the spread of the virus.
San Francisco, like many other major cities in the United States, was imposed on the tenth day of a closure by a Department of Public Health shelter-in-place order.
It was one of the first cities to close to stay ahead of the infection curve.
Trish Tracey had to fire the last of her 17 employees at Myriad Gastropub in the city and it could take weeks or months before she reopens.
Many shops, cafes and restaurants were boarded up when the tenth day closed
Few residents walked the streets, as many stayed home during the shelter
She said NBC: ‘The goal is to get back to work and get all my employees back to work.
“I wish I could say with certainty that this would happen, and I’m very determined, which is why I lasted five years, but everything is pretty shaky ground right now.”
One million Californians have been claiming unemployment benefits since March 13 because companies closed their doors or drastically cut back on a state-stay-at-home order.
California Governor Gavin Newsom said yesterday that California is rapidly expanding its range of equipment for health workers and hospital beds, pending the expected increase in the number of patients to come as more people become infected.
San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf was virtually deserted as the closure continued
Some of the city’s most iconic areas were deserted as tourists and residents stayed away
The number of coronovirus cases in California is increasing as more tests are performed. A count by Johns Hopkins University counted nearly 3,000 infections and at least 65 deaths.
Confirmed cases in the state double every three to four days, according to the Secretary of the California Health and Human Agency. Mark Ghaly.
Hospitals in California are preparing for a surge of patients, while state officials predict the state will need an additional 50,000 hospital beds.
Last week, Newsom announced that the state had rented the Seton Medical Center in Daly City, a hospital that would close after the parent company filed for bankruptcy. On Wednesday, Newsom said the 357-bed facility is operational.