Deserted Sydney: drone footage of Australia’s biggest city in coronavirus lockdown | The Guardian

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The Opera House, ferry terminals, parks and squares – all the city’s most popular spaces have been nearly cleared of people. Central Sydney experienced a dramatic drop in workers and shoppers as the government ordered pubs and restaurants to close, and businesses asked their staff to work from home as part of efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19.

As a CASA accredited drone pilot and ReOC holder, I shot the aerials around Sydney’s CBD with the assistance of The Guardian’s Carly Earl. The original video can be found here.


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Lewis Isaacs
David Fanner
Carly Earl
David Fanner