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This haunting drone footage shows empty U.S. cities amid COVID-19 outbreak

What does an empty Los Angeles look like? Now we know

Aerial view of Los Angeles, California, near LAX at night.
Aerial view of Los Angeles, California, near LAX at night.
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What does an empty United States look like? New drone footage has captured what the U.S. looks like as a ghost town and the results are pretty stark.

What’s going on:

  • VICE has put together a video that includes a slew of drone footage from multiple states, giving a glimpse of New York, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles without any people walking around.
  • The footage is slow but offers a glimpse at what these cities look like as people remain indoors due to social distancing.
  • According to the VICE description, the news organization “sent drones out in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle to see how the cities have changed since the COVID-19 lockdown.”

Not only these cities

  • Plenty of other cities have shown off what they look like amid the coronavirus pandemic. For example, a Chicago videographer captured drone footage of the Windy City.
  • And the South African drone company Step Above captured the empty streets of South Africa’s Cape Town, too, as Business Insider reported,