High-end stores across the country have been boarding up their stores in anticipation of civil unrest due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
In Beverly Hills, the Pottery Barn and West Elm stores near Rodeo Drive were spotted with boards across the windows according to TMZ.
Meanwhile, stores in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Paris, Vancouver and elsewhere were similarly boarded up.
SF boarded up 👌🏻 pic.twitter.com/skOLQyUuTB— David Politi (@davidrpoliti) March 30, 2020
San Francisco looks like a town expecting a Hurricane, with storefronts boarded up, and people lining up at stores, while others wander around without any apparent destination or plan, as if propelled by Brownian motion.— 🆘 Save Our #SOMA 🆘 (@EsmeAlaki) March 30, 2020
Everyone is waiting for Hurricane Covid-19 to crest. pic.twitter.com/XseFzhSuts
Sad sight of a restaurant being boarded up in Canterbury. pic.twitter.com/oj05FbCWc9— Simon Jones (@SimonJonesNews) March 30, 2020