At wake of coronavirus, Los Angeles streets empty of people

Schools, freeways, and iconic streets empty of people as COVID-19 changes life around the world.

A general view of downtown Los Angeles and the Walt Disney Concert Hall the day after California issued a stay-at-home order due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Los Angeles (photo credit: LUCY NICHOLSON / REUTERS)
A general view of downtown Los Angeles and the Walt Disney Concert Hall the day after California issued a stay-at-home order due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Los Angeles
(photo credit: LUCY NICHOLSON / REUTERS)
One of the most iconic cities in America, Los Angeles, seemed to have stood still on Friday after California issued a stay-at-home order on Thursday due to coronavirus disease in Los Angeles.  
A general view of empty school basketball courts the day after California issued a stay-at-home order due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Los Angeles SOURCE:REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonA general view of empty school basketball courts the day after California issued a stay-at-home order due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Los Angeles SOURCE:REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
 
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti essentially instructed residents not to engage in any social activity that’s too big to take place in one room. The LA Times reported.  
 
“Stay at home because you’re safe at home,” he said while explaining that people are able to leave the home to get food, medical services and needs, and to enjoy short walks.  
A general view of school basketball courts in Los Angeles the day after California issued a stay-at-home order due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Los Angeles SOURCE LUCY NICHOLSON / REUTERSA general view of school basketball courts in Los Angeles the day after California issued a stay-at-home order due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Los Angeles SOURCE LUCY NICHOLSON / REUTERS
 
All non-essential services and business closed.  
 
On Thursday, three people were reported to have died from COVID-19 in LA county and 230 patients said to have the virus.