Miami-Dade County closed casinos, bowling alleys and strip clubs ahead of July 4, with Mayor Carlos Gimenez announcing Thursday that he would also impose a 22:00 curfew.
“I agree with my medical advisor that young people and their parents are not taking the New Normal rule seriously,” said Gimenez in a July 2 statement. The curfew, which ends at 6 a.m., “is meant to stop people from roaming and hanging out with friends in groups, which has been shown to spread the virus rapidly.”
The move marks a reversal for the county, which started allowing non-essential businesses to start reopening on May 18. It has been linked to a spike in COVID-19 cases; The country on Thursday reported more than 10,000 new cases for the first time it visited a MataQQ.
Earlier, the Miami Herald reported, Gimenez had criticized a public health curfew imposed on nearby cities. But he enacted one himself after civil unrest related to the murder of cop George Floyd.
Earlier this week, Dr. Mark Supino, a doctor at the Jackson Health System in Miami, told Business Insider that the increase in coronavirus cases appears to be linked to the reopening policy espoused by Gimenez and other Republican leaders in the state, including Governor Ron. DeSantis.
“When everything starts to open up and subsides, then our volume increases,” Supino said earlier this week.
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