Florida counties impose curfews as coronavirus cases rise

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Miami officials announced a 8 p.m. curfew along South Beach on Friday as Florida surpassed 10,000 new daily cases for the tenth time. Authorities hope the curfew will curtail parties, one of the behaviors suspected of fueling the coronavirus“Rapid spread.A curfew was also announced in Broward County.

“We’re not taking a full table lockdown,” said infectious disease specialist Dr Aileen Marty, who warned Miami-Dade County is on the verge of a tipping point.

The intensive care units at eight of the 25 county hospitals are full, she said.

But she expressed cautious hope the numbers could stabilize. “We hope against all hope that people get the message, that they change their behavior,” she said. “If we don’t see that by Monday, Tuesday, then yes, we may have to take new measures. ”

The county announced a new fine of $ 100 for violating its mask mandate. Facial coatings remain one of the simplest ways to stop the spread – but also one of the most controversial.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp on Friday defended his trial against the mask mandate of the city of Atlanta.

“I agree that people have to wear a mask,” he said. “I don’t think it takes a warrant for people to do the right thing. ”

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms reacted to Kemp’s trial sur « CBS This Morning ».

“It is very clear that the governor is putting policy on the people,” said Bottoms. “And we will have to fight the governor over this in court.” ”

There is also a debate about when to reopen schools. In Utah, a meeting to reopen schools had to be called off after people filled the room and most ignored safety instructions.

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This Utah meeting was canceled after people filled the room. CBS News

“We are supposed to physically move away, wear masks,” an official said at the meeting, drawing boos from the crowd.

In California, public schools will have to meet strict guidelines set by Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday before they can reopen with students on campus.

In Texas, where COVID-19 cases are also continuing to increase, COVID-19 survivor Enrique Carillo said he had learned his lesson.

“I was just going out, living life like it’s not even there, and I ended up getting it, and now I’m more responsible,” he says.

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