Footage from cameras in Dublin, New York City and Key West show the “shocking” differences in St Patrick’s Day celebrations in 2019 versus 2020 in each respective city. Crowds were controlled on March 17 in order to control the spread of COVID-19.
The cameras are stationed at 5th Avenue in New York City, Duval Street in Key West and at the Temple Bar in Dublin.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar announced on March 9 that all St Patrick’s festivities and parades would be canceled. Legislators in New York and Florida made similar call for all bars and restaurants to close. Credit: EarthCam, Inc. via Storyful