As the coronavirus crisis impacts New Orleans, scenes of once bustling streets have transformed into ghost towns.
As the coronavirus crisis impacts New Orleans, scenes of once bustling streets have transformed into ghost towns. Drone footage shows New Orleans iconic streets and landmarks abandoned since Louisiana ordered the closing of bars, entertainment venues, dine-in restaurants and other locations to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Besides a few cars driving down streets and a few stragglers walking, a loud city full of life has become strangely quiet and empty.
It’s a pretty eerie sight, especially for a popular tourism destination like New Orleans.
In the drone video, many New Orleans landmarks like Decatur Street and Jackson Square appear lifeless and abandoned.
Visions of visitors partying inside bars along Bourbon Street have disappeared.
The long line of customers waiting to eat at Felix’s Restaurant and Galatoire’s are non-existant.
An iconic red Canal Streetcar rolls by void of passengers.
Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mayor Latoya Cantrell said more aggressive steps are necessary to fight the spread of COVID-19 across Louisiana and in New Orleans.
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