Streets and squares in New York City were filmed empty with rare cars and passers-by on Monday after the authorities ordered all non-essential businesses to close over COVID-19 fears.
The restrictions on public life were announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday.
Only pharmacies, grocery shops, and financial institutions will continue operating in the city.
New York City has... Еще registered over 10,000 cases of the novel coronavirus and 99 deaths. An estimated 1,800 people have been taken to hospitals with nearly 450 of them in intensive care units.