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Florida Governor Wants to Avoid Statewide Coronavirus Shutdown

Elsewhere, “you have another class of people that is just selfish. If you shut down the bar, they go to a house party. You have no beach, so they go to a sandbar, which is technically not the beach. I would say for those folks, you need to cool it. ... The more stuff you are doing, the more difficult and longer this may go," DeSantis said.

DeSantis also said he is leery about closing the state's daycare centres Miami Florida News because that will affect people like medical personnel and others who need to work and need someone to look after their children.

“It is something we are looking at, but I don't think it is as easy as saying, ‘Shut all this down and things are going to work out,’" DeSantis said.

The virus causes only minor flu-like symptoms in most people, who recover in a matter of weeks. But it is highly contagious and can cause severe illness or death in some patients, particularly the elderly and those with underlying health problems. People with severe cases are often only able to breathe with respirators.

“A piecemeal approach of closing certain communities and Press Release Distribution Services In Miami And Florida businesses risks sowing further confusion. I encourage the Governor to take this decisive action today to save lives and preserve Florida's economy for our shared future,” Fried wrote. “I will stand by the Governor should he make this difficult decision, and I implore him to do so now.”

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, a Republican, has called a city commission meeting Wednesday by video call to discuss a possible citywide stay-at-home order and curfew.

DeSantis said one of the biggest problems statewide is people who “put themselves first” by refusing to follow mandates and recommendations to avoid large crowds. He said no mandates are needed for seniors like those in The Villages: “They will do what's right.”

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