Four of the greatest cities in the world stand empty in this spooky aerial overview of New York City, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Shot with a drone, this footage gives a glimpse into the eerie empty expanses left after each city went into lockdown in order to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
To see over 8.6-million US citizens remaining home in NYC, turning The City That Never Sleeps into a slumbering giant beset by illness is a bewildering realization. From Seattle, home of the US’s first coronavirus case, to the Los Angeles, The Bay area and beyond – the whole nation has transformed into a series of ghost towns.
Playing out like a scene from a fantasy-borne post-apocalyptic wasteland, each drone fly-through of New York City, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles proves the grim reality of a world overcome by a pandemic. The biggest cities in the world shutting down may be overwhelming, but it’s a much-needed unified step towards overcoming the spread of the coronavirus.