SHOWS: CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (MARCH 21, 2020) (CITY OF CLEARWATER, FLORIDA - MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY CITY OF CLEARWATER, FLORIDA) (MUTE) 1.
VARIOUS OF DRONE FOOTAGE OF EMPTY CLEARWATER BEACH STORY: The usually busy Clearwater Beach in Florida appeared empty on Saturday (March 21) after it was closed by the city government a night earlier as part of a battle to counter the spread of coronavirus.
"As of 11:59 Friday night, March 20, public access areas on Clearwater Beach are now closed through April 6 to help in the fight against the spread of COVID-19," the city wrote next to the drone video showing the deserted beach.
On Tuesday morning (March 24), the Florida Department of Health reported 1,412 total confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state and 18 COVID-19 related deaths.
(Production: Oleksandr Ieltsov)