LANDMARKS around the U.S. normally bustling with crowds were empty and abandoned as people stayed home amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Pictures showed the tourist destinations like the Washington Monument, Brooklyn Bridge, Las Vegas Strip and Times Square barren and void of crowds due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Washington Monument was one of the many tourist destinations around the U.S. that was abandoned amid the coronavirus pandemic
New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge is empty
Las Vegas’s strip is another popular landmark that was abandoned amid the virus panic
The empty landmarks were pictured as more than 5,000 coronavirus cases were confirmed in the U.S., with at least 93 deaths.
Millions of people stayed home in an effort to help curb virus spread as cases continued to climb past 5,000 in the U.S.
New York buckled down as a ban went into place Tuesday, only allowing restaurants to be open for take-out or delivery.
Gyms, casinos and theaters were forced to close their doors in a social distancing effort, as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned the peak of the coronavirus pandemic may not hit the city for 45 days.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio advised New Yorkers on Monday that A Shelter In Place order – mandating residents to find a safe location and stay indoors until given the all-clear – may be implemented in the next 48 hours.
Times Square and the Brooklyn Bridge – both normally teeming with life – were virtually empty as people self-isolated in their homes as the city braced for COVID-19 impact.
New York so far has seen 12 deaths, with at least 1,700 cases confirmed statewide.
A Times Square subway station is empty
Grand Central Station in the heart of Manhattan was nearly void of people
A New York subway car is completely void of people during peak hours
The Statue of Liberty had virtually no visitors as people took shelter in their homes
In Las Vegas, casinos began to close in an effort to curb virus spread.
MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts were set to close Tuesday amid the pandemic panic.
Images of the normally bustling Nevada strip showed bare streets, void of people.
One video from downtown Chicago, Illinois showed no cars parked along the streets, as no people were on the normally chaotic sidewalks.
In Washington D.C., popular destinations including the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument, were lifeless as they were closed to tourists.
An image from public transit nearby in Bethesda, Maryland showed a train car completely empty.
Speculation swirled as to what would happen around the nation as rumors surfaced of possible quarantines in major “hotspots” where the virus is spreading rapidly.
A Las Vegas casino normally teeming with life is vacant
A commuter car in Bethesda, Maryland is completely empty
A sign shows a Floria beach is closed to the public
Las Vegas Sunset Strip is desolate, normally full of crowds
The U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. is pictured with no visitors
The steps of the National Gallery of Art and other sites in the The U.S. Capitol are closed
Millions of Americans worked from home to avoid spreading the virus, as schools nationwide shuttered for weeks or though the end of the year and transitioned to online learning.
White House officials have worked to give Americans economic relief as many workers are unable to go to work amid closures or changed business practices due to the pandemic.
The U.S. was scrambling to get enough tests out, as Connecticut’s Governor Ned Lamont said 200 nurses at one hospital were unable to work due to COVID-19 exposure.