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USA: Park Avenue closed to traffic as New York sees coronavirus surge

W/S Deserted Park Avenue, NYC
W/S Solitary passerby with mask walking in middle of road
W/S Deserted street
W/S Deserted Park Avenue
W/S Deserted Park Avenue
W/S Deserted street
C/U Location sign reading "Park Avenue" and "E 32 Street"
W/S Deserted street
SOT, Passer-by: "This street is not really closed. And the city is closed but in Brooklyn and the outer borough life has continued as usual. Nobody respects it. They don't respect the rule. And it's sad. Because [the] more they're out there, [the] more people are getting infected. And it's like they don't care."
W/S Police officers gathering next to police vehicles
W/S Deserted corner
W/S Vehicles parked next to sidewalk
C/U Sarabeths restaurant sign reading: "Sarabeths is closed. Be safe and healthy."
W/S Police car driving through empty streets
M/S Wheelchair user sitting in middle of road
M/S Wheelchair user sitting in middle of road
M/S Lone cyclist with mask riding through empty street
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Four streets of New York City's iconic Park Avenue were temporarily closed to traffic on Thursday, in a bid increase social distancing to curb the coronavirus outbreak, as 100 cases were confirmed in the state of New York in a single day.
The historical boulevard, formerly known as Fourth Avenue, appeared to be deserted of vehicles. A wheelchair user and a masked cyclist could be seen in the deserted streets, as shops and any 'non-essential' businesses were asked to close by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday.
"The city is closed but in Brooklyn and the outer borough life has continued as usual," a passer-by complained.
NYC Mayor De Blasio introduced the road closures as a pilot measure to slow the spread of the pandemic, as it provides more distance among persons due to the lack of vehicles. The streets will be closed between Friday and Monday.
According to the latest figures compiled from global reports by Johns Hopkins University, USA is the third most affected country worldwide by COVID-19 with 80,021 cases and 1,124 fatalities. There are 37,769 cases confirmed in NYC and 385 deaths so far.