The mayor of Florida’s biggest city has imposed an indefinite nightly curfew after the number of coronavirus cases in the state jumped again on Friday, according to Reuters.
The Miami-Dade county mayor, Carlos Gimenez, announced an indefinite nightly curfew from 10 pm to 6am as the 4 July holiday weekend began and halted the reopenings of venues, such as casinos and theaters that had been set for Friday.
“Let’s celebrate Independence Day by respecting one another’s right to life, liberty and happiness,” Gimenez said in a video on Friday, citing the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
The move came after Florida recorded 9,488 new cases on Friday, according to the state health department, on top of more than 10,000 new cases the previous day.
Thursday’s figure marked Florida’s largest daily spike so far and put it on a level that exceeded single-day tallies from any European country at the height of the outbreak there.
Source: (The Guardian)