Drone video of various parts of Hoboken shows social distancing on display citywide


A drone video of various parts of Hoboken shows social distancing on display citywide at a time when public gatherings are on hold and the local parks are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The almost two-minute video, uploaded by Mingomatic, shows a number of aerial shots throughout the Mile Square City including the Lackawana Terminal, Pier 13, and various residential streets.

The common theme is that barely any people can be spotted walking through any given part of the city.

The video was filmed over the course of two days, the majority of which took place on Monday morning, after the city had closed their parks to the public for at least the next two weeks.

Mayor Ravi Bhalla had previously said he would consider closing portions of the waterfront if crowds continued to congregate there in violation of social distancing protocols.

A similar video of Newark Avenue in Downtown Jersey City was posted on Saturday.

On Friday, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office said that they are imposing sanctions on anyone who violates emergency orders closing non-essential businesses and urging travel only for emergencies, listing several dozen people that have already been charged.

Yesterday, the New Jersey Department of Health revealed that there are 1,314 coronavirus cases in Hudson County, with 108 being recorded in Hoboken – as well as their first death: a 79-year-old man.

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