- Title: Streets blocked in Washington to enforce social distancing
- Date: 23rd March 2020
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (MARCH 23, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF WASHINGTON MONUMENT WITH VEHICLES PLACED ON STREET AS BARRIERS POLICE VEHICLES WITH YELLOW POLICE TAPE BLOCKING AREA AROUND CHERRY BLOSSOMS VARIOUS OF POLICE YELLOW CRIME SCENE TAPE RESTRICTING AREA CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN BLOOM WASHINGTON MONUMENT FRAMED IN CHERRY BLOSSOM BLOOMS MAN TAKING A SELFIE (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED MAN, SAYING: "I've worked down here for four years or so and just been able to see certain trees here and there from a distance, you know...I haven't actually been able to come down and do the walk through. I figured today would be about as good a time as any, so I'm here. It's a little shut down, but still...it's still incredibly beautiful." PERSON WALKING ALONG DESERTED PATH FRAMED WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS VARIOUS OF POLICE VEHICLES SECURING AREA CHERRY BLOSSOMS ALONG TIDAL BASIN VARIOUS OF CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN BLOOM VARIOUS OF WHITE HOUSE SOUTH LAWN U.S. CAPITOL VARIOUS OF DESERTED NATIONAL MALL POLICE CARS AT BASE OF LINCOLN MEMORIAL
- Keywords: COVID-19 D.C. Washington cherry blossoms coronavirus pandemic social distancing
- Reuters ID: LVA001C69YERR
- Location: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES
- City: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Duration: 00:02:35
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Streets surrounding the cherry blossom-studded Tidal Basin in Washington were barricaded by police on Monday (March 23) as authorities aim to curb large numbers of people gathering to view the iconic trees in full bloom.
Over the weekend, thousands of people ignored warnings to stay away from the Tidal Basin to avoid potential spreading of the coronavirus.
Police cars, large trucks and yellow caution tape were put in place to keep people away.
Popular tourists sites along the National Mall were largely deserted as most began to heed the warnings from officials.
(Production: Greg Savoy, Kevin Fogarty and Kia Johnson)
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