The state of Florida closed all of its bars and clubs night from 5:00 P. M. during the past 30 days.
Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the measure is necessary to limit the spread of COVID-19.
“We see that as something that could be problematic to spread the virus. Carriers stealthy, people who do not have symptoms, but they are going on, ” said DeSantis in a press conference from the Capitol in Tallahassee.
As specified, the bars and restaurants must comply with measures such as n 50% of capacity at their facilities; separate tables at least 6 feet; the employees must be tested COVID-19 and prioritize the deliveries of food to the home.
DeSantis said that some cities, such as Miami probably will go further than that.
During the intervention, he stated that he will recommend the transition of all the colleges and the teaching remote during the rest of the spring semester.
Until this Tuesday, Florida has 192 confirmed cases of coronavirus, in 25 counties. In addition, six people have died due to the disease.
The governor of Florida also anunciño the death of a 77-year old man in Broward county, where are located the largest number of cases, followed by the counties of Dade and Palm Beach.
On the day of yesterday, the mayor of Miami, Carlos Gimenez, ruled that all of the restaurants, bars and clubs the Miami-Dade county would close at 11pm its attention to the public.
Previously the cities of Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale stipulated that the capacity of bars, clubs, restaurants, and movie theaters will be reduced to 50%.
It has also taken the step in entertainment venues to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, such as bowling alleys, movie theaters and gyms.
Of the cases diagnosed with the virus in Florida, 28 acquired the infection by contact with another sick person, 38 were travel, 47 traveled and had contact with people infected with Covid-19 and 42 other is investigating how infected.
Last Thursday, the Miami-Dade county mayor, Carlos Gimenez, declared a state of emergency by the coronavirus in that county.
From the measurement, we may cancel major events, close centers for the elderly and suspend any activity that involves agglomeration of people.
“I have decided to suspend the operation of the Youth Fair Miami-Dade, the tennis tournament Miami Open, the 5K race in Miami, and all events at the American Airlines Arena, as well as the day of bringing the children to work,” said Gimenez.
For his part, the mayor of Miami Beach, Dan Gelber, reported the establishment of a curfew and the closure of public beaches from the 5th to the 15th street throughout the day, as well as all parking lots, except for residents.
President Donald Trump officially declared on Friday, the national emergency before the expansion of the coronavirus in the united States, with the purpose of releasing $50,000 to millions of dollars intended to address the epidemic and to facilitate a massive plan of tests expedited to the u.s. population.
The presidential declaration will allow the immediate access of the Federal Agency for Management of Emergencies (FEMA) to Fund Disaster relief, in order to facilitate emergency operations in all states of the nation, to facilitate the work of emergency in the hospitals, and to enable maximum flexibility to the government agencies and health entities to meet the needs of the patients.