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People walk and jog in Prospect Park in Brooklyn last week. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said restrictions on daily life in New York have slowed the increase in hospitalizations.

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People walk and jog in Prospect Park in Brooklyn last week. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said restrictions on daily life in New York have slowed the increase in hospitalizations.

Gabriela Bhaskar / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Brooklyn’s Prospect Park looks normal. It’s just after 8 a.m. The joggers perform the loop while singing for themselves. Cyclists hiss and dog owners ignore their pets and look at their phones. But Holly Williams says life doesn’t seem normal – it’s alone.

“I’ve seen people in person, but it’s not the same thing, you know, like going to a friend’s house and watching a movie or dinner,” said Williams.

The number of cases of people infected with coronavirus reached around one million worldwide by April 3. And, New York is at the center of the pandemic with more than 50,000 cases on Friday. So, like many others, Williams is a social distancing. For the past four weeks, she has stated that her only regular company is her dog – Bayla.

Williams is sitting on the porch with a friend, but from a safe distance. Just like I interviewed her – wearing a blue plastic mask and gloves. My microphone extended over a long pole. It is not the same.

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