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[WATCH] Excellent drone footage shows empty streets, empty beaches in Cape Town

7 April 2020 5:09 PM
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Watch this fascinating video - Cape Town hasn’t been this quiet in more than 350 years.

Cape Town has gone to sleep.

Drone footage of downtown Cape Town during lockdown (by Step Above - YouTube screengrab).

It’s what you would expect, but to see it is mind-blowing.

Long Street – usually bustling 24 hours of the day – looks like a post-apocalyptic movie set; it’s so quiet.

Clifton?

Not a single person on the beach; have you ever?

The University of Cape Town; very eerie.

Watch this fascinating video by Step Above, a South African drone firm (they are listed as an essential service and have a permit to fly and film during lockdown):


7 April 2020 5:09 PM
Tags:
University of Cape Town
Cape Town
Long Street
Clifton
dRONE
Coronavirus
Lockdown
COVID-19
coronavirus in south afrca
covid-19 in south africa
Step Above

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