Drone Video Captures Deserted Chicago as Illinois's 'Stay-at-Home' Order Takes Effect

Drone video shot in Chicago after Illinois’s ‘stay-at-home’ order went into effect on March 21 shows an empty city with famous landmarks deserted and streets devoid of traffic.

Illinois Gov JB Pritzker’s order requires everyone in the state to remain in their homes as much as possible until at least April 7.

Antoine Tissier shot this video on March 22, capturing notable Chicago locations, including the sculpture Cloud Gate, Buckingham Fountain, and the White Sox’s Guaranteed Rate Field.

On March 26, US President Donald Trump issued a federal disaster declaration for Illinois after health authorities announced the number of COVID-19 cases had passed 2,500 across the state, according to WGN9. Credit: Antoine Tissier via Storyful