Veteran Hollywood actor Robert De Niro has marvelled at the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on cities worldwide.
The thespian has revealed what it’s like living in New York City (the epicenter of the virus in the United States).
De Niro spoke with CNN‘s Jake Tapper yesterday, stating that he wasn’t impressed with the delayed response from the government in battling the pandemic, though he commended the New York City Governor, Andrew Cuomo.
The 76-year-old had made the following comments previously:
“I wish that people, the government had acted earlier. They had enough warning. Because we would not be at this stage of this pandemic, I think, if that had happened.”
He compared the feeling of staying in the populated city of New York amid the coronavirus outbreak to that of the 9/11 attacks.
“It feels the same, except this is like something we see in a movie. It happened too fast.
It’s unreal to see to see every big city in the world just sort of empty. You only see that in a movie, and it’s happening to us.”
The ageing movie star praised Governor Cuomo, saying he was doing a great job.
“It’s so refreshing to see him speak and take charge, no matter what happens. He took action. I think he’s great. He’s a New Yorker. Italian-American. I understand him without having to say too much.”
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