With the number of COVID-19 cases in Florida on the rise again, the mayor of Miami announced a curfew in the city on Friday (3).
Miami Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced a curfew in the city between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am at the beginning of the July 4th holiday weekend and canceled the reopening of shops, casinos and theaters scheduled for Friday (3) , informed Reuters.
“We will celebrate Independence Day by respecting each other’s right to life, freedom and happiness,” said Gimenez in a video, citing the U.S. Declaration of Independence, adopted on July 4, 1776.
Coronavirus cases are increasing in 37 of the 50 US states, including Florida, which registered 9,488 new cases on Friday, according to the state health department, after more than 10,000 new cases the day before.
Thursday’s figures point to the highest daily peak of the disease recorded in Florida to date.
Earlier this week, Miami and its satellite cities began mandating the use of masks in public places as a means of preventing the new coronavirus.
Nearly a quarter of coronavirus deaths worldwide occurred in the United States, where nearly 129,000 people have already died. The United States registered more than 55 thousand new cases of COVID-19 this Thursday (2), a new daily world record for the pandemic.