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Drone Footage of San Francisco Captures an Eerie, Empty City

by Eben Diskin Mar 30, 2020

Due to the coronavirus, the liveliest cities around the world are looking like ghost towns these days — the usual hustle and bustle has been replaced by silence and empty streets.

In San Francisco, this strange atmosphere has been captured on camera thanks to a drone from Space Race Studio, which filmed the empty Columbus Avenue in North Beach, California Street downtown, closed storefronts in the Mission and the Haight, and a quiet Fisherman’s Wharf.

Counties across the San Francisco Bay Area have been shut down almost completely, save for essential services, since March 17 and until at least April 7, 2020.

Although eerie, the empty streets are indicative of a positive trend. It shows that people are taking social distancing measures seriously, protecting themselves and others from catching the virus.

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