The curfew, operating from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., will be in effect in Miami-Dade, starting today evening.
Carlos Jimenez, Mayor of Florida’s most populous county, Miami-Dade, has announced a curfew in connection with the outbreak of COVID-19 and has warned of the closure of some companies that reopened in June.
Republican Jimenez has announced a curfew that will run from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Friday evening. The date of lifting the ban on being on the street at night has not yet been announced. The mayor also closed the casinos, cinemas and other entertainment facilities operating in the district.
“This curfew is needed so that people do not go out and spend time with friends, which, as shown, contributes to the rapid spread of the virus,” Jimenez said in a statement.
On Thursday in Florida, 10 109 cases of COVID-19 infection were recorded, 325 people were hospitalized.
Jimenez imposed a curfew to reduce the potential burden on local hospitals that lack staff. Earlier, the mayor of Miami-Dade County announced the closure of beaches this weekend, when Americans will celebrate Independence Day.
According to the 2019 census, more than 2.7 million people live in Miami-Dade County. The district includes 34 cities, including Miami, the largest city in Florida.