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Coronavirus Post-apocalyptic future as Los Angeles goes quiet

America's second-biggest city resembles a wasteland movie after California's governor tells residents to stay home.

 

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On many days in Los Angeles, you can turn a corner and stumble upon a scene from a post-apocalyptic future. Los Angeles News
But suddenly the wasteland isn't the stuff of the movies anymore.
The people of America's second-biggest city, and the country's most populous state, have taken notice of the order to stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
A few are out jogging, some walk their dogs, essential services continue - things all permitted under the order - but the usually bustling neighbourhoods are like ghost towns.
And it is heartening that the message is being taken seriously. Los Angeles Medical News
As he opened up his food truck for the day's business in Santa Monica, Hassam Jahrny said the lockdown was the only answer if the US was to avoid the fate of Italy and Iran.
No one expressed anything but support for the order.

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The governor of California, Gavin Newsom, has refused to put a time-frame on the order, wary of raising expectations, but he says he cannot see it lasting for "many, many months".
It means a period of adjustment for society and its economy and anxiety and uncertainty for millions.
Hours after California's stay-at-home order took effect, New York state, Illinois and Connecticut announced similar measures, a reality check sweeping across the nation. Los Angeles Political News
The surge in cases in recent days certainly reflects the rush of results from tests that had been waiting to be processed but Americans are braced for more dramatic numbers.
That jolt is why scenes that were unimaginable a week ago are now the norm. At rush hour on Friday, the Interstate 405, the notorious clogged artery that runs north-south through Los Angeles was a free-flowing breeze of a drive. Los Angeles Distribution Services

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