With California on lockdown because of the coronavirus, this iconic state is looking very different today than it normally does.
The governor of California issued a “stay at home” order effective Thursday night, and the entire state has changed drastically since then. Popular tourist attractions, famous landmarks and city streets are like ghost towns as people bunker down in their homes.
The following mind-blowing pictures shows what it looks like when the biggest state in America goes into complete isolation:
Photos Of California On Lockdown
San Fransisco is hit especially hard, with the city streets completely empty.
The normally bustling Los Angeles has all but emptied. A city known for its traffic is no eerily quiet…
— Honey Bee Gee (@BSeeprs85) March 19, 2020
Tourist areas had already been exceptionally quiet with a decline in visitors, but now all are forced to close down…
Tourist areas of Los Angeles continue to be empty, including Chinatown, historic Olvera Street and the original Farmers Market, in the wake of the #coronavirus pandemic, on March 18, 2020. Photos by Jim Ruymen for @UPI. pic.twitter.com/wRgM7l9KaD
— UPI Photos (@UPIPhotos) March 19, 2020
Businesses hit especially hard by California being on lockdown. Small business owners have no customers, with restaurants shut.
— Ella Sogomonian (@EllaSogomonian) March 20, 2020
Obviously, such as Disneyland California are closed…
Disneyland California today. Empty… pic.twitter.com/eDwfpjQAQQ
— Peter van Kruechten (@piddykru) March 14, 2020
The lockdown affects the entire state…
Oakland California Day 1 of quarantine. March 17th. 2020 pic.twitter.com/00i9I05Bb4
— Freshhfotography (@Mannydesousa) March 19, 2020
LA’s famous traffic is non-existent.
At least nearly everybody is inside and staying as safe as possible.
Empty streets, 15 minutes before noon, on Tuesday March 17th, 2020., downtown San Francisco. Today, is the first full day of the shelter in place order, which continues through April 7th. #flattenthecurve #shelterinplace #california #pandemic #coronavirus #thevirus #covıd19 pic.twitter.com/HT17S4CKu3
— Ana Elisa Fuentes (@anaelisafoto) March 18, 2020