Miami mayor’s message to spring breakers amid coronavirus pandemic: It is

Miami mayor’s message to spring breakers amid coronavirus pandemic: It is

Francis Suarez has been self-quarantining after contracting COVID-19.

March 20, 2020, 3:30 PM

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Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who not too long ago examined constructive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, shared a bit of recommendation to younger people who find themselves ignoring social distancing reecommendations and gathering on the seashores of Florida.

Suarez, 42, was examined constructive for COVID-19 final Friday, 4 days after attending an occasion for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s go to to South Florida. He mentioned on “The View” Friday that “it is very attainable” that he “shook arms” and “had shut dialog” with the Brazilian official that examined constructive for COVID-19, seemingly exposing himself to the virus.

Suarez has been remoted from his household for one week whereas he recovers from what he claims are signs that resemble a gentle chilly. He mentioned that it is essential for spring breakers and younger individuals within the U.S. to take the pandemic critically because the nation faces a crucial time limit to “flatten the curve.”

FILE PHOTO: Folks crowd the seashore, whereas different jurisdictions had already closed theirs in efforts to fight the unfold of novel coronavirus illness (COVID-19) in Clearwater, Florida, U.S. March 17, 2020.

“My recommendation to spring breakers is to respect social distancing. For those who can return dwelling, it most likely is price going again dwelling as a result of not one of the companies in Miami are open proper now,” Suarez mentioned. “There’s not gonna be any alternative to celebration or congregate.”

“My advice for them is to take this critically,” Suarez continued. “The accountable factor to do is to remain dwelling, to respect social distancing. We have got to take this critically so we are able to get forward of this.”

Extremely Music Competition, an digital music pageant held in Miami that was scheduled for March 20, 21 and 22, was cancelled by Suarez as a result of considerations over the virus.

“That music pageant, individuals would have been … coming from 105 totally different nations,” he mentioned on “The View.”

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez shares about his life in quarantine testing constructive for COVID-19 through satellite tv for pc on “The View,” March 20, 2020.

“What individuals do not perceive is that as mayor, I haven’t got the authority to shut the seashores,” Suarez mentioned, including that “fortunately” Florida’s Miami-Dade County mayor closed seashores.

Though 80% of deaths related to the novel coronavirus are in adults over the age of 65, new information from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention means that youthful individuals nonetheless face a excessive threat of an infection. The company reported that out of 508 individuals within the U.S. who have been hospitalized for the an infection, 17% have been aged 55 to 64, 18% have been 45 to 54 and 20% have been 20 to 44.

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