Here's how quiet Vancouver has become during the pandemic (VIDEO)

Apr 8 2020, 4:48 pm

If you’ve been following the direction of Dr. Bonnie Henry and haven’t seen the city in a while, you’re doing the right thing.

For those craving the bustling city sights, Douglas Quan created a video showing you what exactly you’re missing: not much.

The video starts out in Yaletown, and documents Quan’s journey on the Canada line to Waterfront station, Granville and Robson Square. He then goes to Rogers Arena, Plaza Skatepark, Gastown, and a few other spots before returning to his apartment at 7 pm, when the city dramatically changes.

Dubbed the “Public Applause for Healthcare Workers” on social media, the daily 7 pm ritual of clapping and cheering on balconies is meant to “show our gratitude for our healthcare workers on the front lines of fighting this virus, as well as all the essential workers who are putting themselves at risk so we have access to food, transportation and other essential services,” according to organizer Rory Richards.

To participate in the event, residents are invited to stand outside their homes, on their balconies, or simply open a window and make some noise for workers in the thick of it all.