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While California is adapting to the governor’s nationwide order that 40 million residents “stay at home” during the Corona virus outbreak, famous landmarks were ominously empty.
Drone material received from Fox News shows a beach in Santa Monica and an upscale shopping area in Beverly Hills – both are usually full of people – almost empty.
In Santa Monica, a sign next to the entrance of a third street promenade says: “Smile and practice safe social distance, stay 6 feet apart.” Only a few pedestrians can be seen on the sidewalks.
At the entrance to a pier on the beach, a sign alerts residents to the temporary closure while security personnel are on standby. Few people walk along the promenade, while hardly anyone can be seen in the sand.
A similar scene is shown in footage from Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive. A few cars drive past business buildings as few people walk on a practically empty sidewalk.
The scary footage comes a week after California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a nationwide order for its nearly 40 million residents.
The ordinance, which came into effect at midnight on Friday morning, prohibits outdoor gatherings and requires that non-essential companies be closed to slow the spread of the virus.
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Public events have been canceled and bars, restaurants, gyms and clubs are closed. Basic services such as grocery stores, pharmacies and banks remain open.
In a letter to President Trump, the Newsom office predicted that the virus would infect more than half of Californians within two months.
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“These young people are still out there on the beaches and think it’s time to celebrate. It’s time to grow up, time to wake up,” Newsom said at a press conference. “Time to realize that it’s not just about that old people, but their impact on their lives. Don’t be selfish. “
Fox News’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.