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Scary, but beautiful: the video of the empty city due to quarantine in New Jersey conquered the Network

04.04.2020, 08: 00 EST

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New Jersey is one of only five US states to receive an A for social distancing. Unusual footage of the deserted streets of one of the cities in the region during a pandemic COVID-19 captured the drone, writes the publication Only In Your State.

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Despite the fact that people across America are prohibited from leaving home, residents of many states ignore these calls from the authorities.

Unacast, a technology company, used cell phone location data to determine the number of travelers currently wandering around, and compared it to how many travelers there were before the coronavirus outbreak. The company created a resource called Social Distancing Scoreboard. Thanks to him, everyone can see how the movement of people in each individual state slowed down. You can search by state and county.

For example, New Jersey, New York, DC, Michigan, and Minnesota scored the highest points for fulfilling the call for social distance, ranking from the first to fifth places of the list, respectively. The states at the bottom of the ranking include Wyoming, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee.

As for New Jersey, almost the entire state received five out of five points for fulfilling the social distance rule, but Cumberland and Warren counties earned a "C" rating, that is, three. But it’s still better than in most of the United States. Despite the fact that less than 100 cases of coronavirus are currently registered in both districts, the practice of social distance must still be followed.

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If it’s hard for you to believe that New Jersey is better than the rest of the states in social distance, just watch this video... You will find that the once bustling Newark Avenue in Jersey City, home to great bars and restaurants including The Ashford, Porta, Barcade, Skinner's Loft, Pet Shop, The Archer, is empty.

You can spot some people on the video, because many New Jersey residents are forced to go to work, buy groceries and take away food, but the streets are pretty empty and many businesses are closed.

“It's sad, but at the same time inspiring,” said the author of the video. And he added, "Staying home saves lives, so stay home for now."

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