Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ordered residents in the southern part of the state to remain at home until May; cracking down on rentals, vacation-goers, and others that could potentially spread the Coronavirus.
“The ‘Safer-At-Home’ [order] is the right move for southeast Florida,” DeSantis said at a press conference. “This is the time to do the right thing. Listen to all of your local officials.”
“We will do this through the middle of May, and then see where we’re at,” he continued.
“There are more than 5,000 positive coronavirus cases in Florida, with the state’s department of health reporting 523 new positive cases on Sunday. The four counties included in the stay-at-home order make up over 58 percent of the cases in the Sunshine State,” reports The Hill.
Health experts say Florida is particularly vulnerable to the Coronavirus pandemic due to its aging population and large cities concentrated along the Southeast coast.
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Source: The Hill