Florida Adds Seven Killed By COVID-19

Miami – Two people have died in the last 24 hours and there are already seven people killed by COVID-19 in the state of Florida, where 216 cases of the disease have been detected.

In Florida, in addition, almost 2,294 people have been tested, of which more than 1,017 have given negative and the other 1,061 are pending results.

The last two dead are a 77-year-old man with underlying medical problems and another person from Manatee County, Governor Ron DeSantis confirmed at news conferences yesterday.


DeSantis recommended that all Florida universities use online classes for the remainder of spring break, hoping that students return home and do not congregate, as do colleges. who will implement this learning at the end of the holiday period.

The governor canceled face-to-face classes at all Florida public schools until April 15, as well as exams for the remainder of the year.

“The graduation requirements, promotion and final grades of the course will be evaluated as if they did not exist,” the governor told the media at a press conference called in Tallahassee.

DeSantis explained that it will be the parents who will decide if they prefer that their children stay in the current course or move on to the next.

Regarding restaurants, the Governor continued the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), so that all establishments only operate at 50% of their capacity and use social distancing with the clients they serve.

In addition, DeSantis ordered the bars and clubs to be closed for the next 30 days from 5:00 p.m. (local time).

Very touristy cities such as Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale began a curfew since Monday, which forces businesses to close at 10:00 a.m., in addition to the fact that several public beaches have also closed.

For its part, the City of Miami yesterday ordered that all non-essential entertainment and business establishments be closed until further notice due to the increase in community broadcasting cases in Florida, according to a press release.

This order applies to all non-food alcohol service establishments, including bars, clubs, and lounges. Entertainment venues that include cinemas, gyms, and gyms are also affected by the new order.