US coronavirus lockdown: Phone data reveals more movement

In a pandemic where many are tired of sheltering in the privacy of their homes, more and more Americans are venturing out.

The movements of Americans during lockdown are being revealed by researchers tracking their mobile phones.

They have seen a sharp rise in the number of people leaving home, despite the United States’s struggle to contain the outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro reports.