The Empire State Building was lit up like an ambulance to remind New Yorkers to stay home

  • New York City’s Empire State Building was lit up like an ambulance Monday night to honour COVID-19 emergency personnel.
  • The building plans to continue the rotating siren light until the end of the outbreak.
  • New York City has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, with more than 38,000 people infected.
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The Empire State Building was lit up like an ambulance siren Monday night to honour emergency personnel dealing with the new coronavirus outbreak in the city.

“We’ll never stop shining for you,” the building’s Twitter account said. “Starting tonight through the COVID-19 battle, our signature white lights will be replaced by the heartbeat of America with a white and red siren in the mast for heroic emergency workers on the front line of the fight.”

Additionally, the New York-themed song “Empire State of Mind” played for a synchronised music-to-light show. People could tune into the show on Z100 New York.

“The heart of New York is beating strong,” the building’s Twitter account also wrote.

New York City has become the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in the US. More than 38,000 people in the city have been infected, and more than 900 have died.

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