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USA: Miami Beach reimposes nightly curfew amid COVID-19 surge03:11

USA: Miami Beach reimposes nightly curfew amid COVID-19 surge

United States, Miami, Florida
July 3, 2020 at 09:35 GMT -00:00 · Published

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Thursday announced a 10 pm county-wide curfew starting Friday as Florida reported over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases breaking the state’s one-day record.

"Our goal is to avoid stretching hospitals' abilities to have sufficient staffing in the event of too many cases overwhelming our healthcare system," Gimenez said at a press conference.

He added, "We have plenty of capacity of beds and ventilators county-wide at this time, so this is a precautionary measure."

Gimenez also announced that he has signed the order rolling back the openings of the entertainment sector.

The measure comes six weeks after the reopening and right before the Fourth of July weekend as many doctors and health officials fear another spike in coronavirus cases.

This Fourth of July was initially planned as the first major holiday amid the pandemic. However, it has already been marked by cancelled celebrations and closures of movie theatres, casinos, strip clubs, and other entertainment venues.

The state of Florida has confirmed 169,106 COVID-19 cases and 3,617 deaths related to the virus, according to the latest data released by the local health department.

USA: Miami Beach reimposes nightly curfew amid COVID-19 surge03:11
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Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Thursday announced a 10 pm county-wide curfew starting Friday as Florida reported over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases breaking the state’s one-day record.

"Our goal is to avoid stretching hospitals' abilities to have sufficient staffing in the event of too many cases overwhelming our healthcare system," Gimenez said at a press conference.

He added, "We have plenty of capacity of beds and ventilators county-wide at this time, so this is a precautionary measure."

Gimenez also announced that he has signed the order rolling back the openings of the entertainment sector.

The measure comes six weeks after the reopening and right before the Fourth of July weekend as many doctors and health officials fear another spike in coronavirus cases.

This Fourth of July was initially planned as the first major holiday amid the pandemic. However, it has already been marked by cancelled celebrations and closures of movie theatres, casinos, strip clubs, and other entertainment venues.

The state of Florida has confirmed 169,106 COVID-19 cases and 3,617 deaths related to the virus, according to the latest data released by the local health department.

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