13 photos of New York City looking deserted as the city tries to limit the spread of the coronavirus
- New York City looks more like a ghost town than a bustling metropolis with empty streets and fewer people outside since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
- The state of New York declared a state of emergency March 7. Since then, schools, bars, and event spaces around the city and state have shut down and restaurants are only accepting take-out and delivery orders.
- Here are 13 photos that illustrate the impact these measures have on New York City's streets.
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The city that never sleeps is starting to look a little sleepier these days as streets around the metropolis of New York City quiet down amid the coronavirus outbreak.The state of New York declared a state of emergency March 7. Since then, life around New York has taken new form with New York City public schools shut down, public gathering of 50 people or more banned, and restaurants and bars within the city limited to take out and delivery only. Event spaces and gathering spots such as night clubs, theaters, concert venues in the city are also closed.Advertisement
There were over 4,000 cases statewide as of Thursday, the most of any state, with 20 people dead, according to Bing's COVID-19 tracker.
Governor Andrew Cuomo advises that New Yorkers stay home and get no closer than 6 feet within others in public in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.While New York's usual bustle has slowed, other cities have taken more drastic measures, such as San Francisco, which instituted a "shelter in place" mandate.
Here are 13 photos that show how deserted the streets of New York look within the last several days.