COVID-19: What Las Vegas looks like when businesses close

Since the U.S. state of Nevada announced its stay-at-home order on March 17, casinos in the world-renowned tourist city of Las Vegas have been closed.

CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan took a tour around downtown Las Vegas Saturday night and found little pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic. The only cars that came near the iconic Fountains of Bellagio, where a water show is held every afternoon, were only there to observe what the city looks like amid essentially a lockdown.

People in the street are also worried about the impact of COVID-19 on tourism in Las Vegas. Some describe the situation“straight out of a dystopian movie.” Many companies and individual workers cater to tourism. Without a steady stream of visitors, people fear that businesses will go bankrupt and workers will lose their jobs.

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