DeSantis Says Florida ‘Won’t Come Back’ to Reopen as COVID-19 Cases Increase

Florida government Ron DeSantisRonald Dion Governor DeSantisFlorida vetoes online learning budget amid pandemic DeSantis says Florida ‘will not reopen’ when COVID-19 increases Florida governor signs abortion bill requiring consent of parents for minors MORE (R) said Tuesday that his status “will not return” at the reopening as thousands of new cases of COVID-19 continue to be reported every day.

DeSantis told reporters that the state will not follow Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ‘s move to pause the reopening, according to Axios.

“We are not going back, closing things,” he said. “I don’t think that’s really what drives it. People who go to a business are not what drives it. I think when you see the younger ones, I think a lot of this is more just social interactions, so it’s natural. “

When asked by journalists if DeSantis would encourage people to stay home, he said that social distancing was recommended throughout the reopening process and that keeping elderly and vulnerable people safe was Florida’s priority.

“We are open. We know who we should protect. Most people in those younger demographics, while we want them to be aware of what is happening, they are simply much less at risk than people in those older age groups.” , said.

Florida has recorded more than 5,000 new cases of COVID-19 per day since last Wednesday. Saturday the state documented its largest increase in a single day with 9,585 new cases, according to The data from the New York Times.

the state health department It has counted 152,434 cases and 3,505 deaths in total.

Currently, more than 50 percent of new infections in the US are found in states like Florida, Texas, California, and Arizona with hot spots, according to Axios.

Anthony FauciAnthony Fauci Nightly Healthcare: Fauci Predicts 100,000 Virus Cases a Day if US Can’t Control Outbreaks | Trump officials seek reassurance about possible COVID-19 vaccine DeSantis says Florida “will not reopen” as COVID-19 cases increase Trump officials seek to reassure public about possible safety coronavirus vaccine MORE, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified before a Senate committee on Tuesday that he claims they are “Jumping” thresholds in federal reopening guidelines, which he says are leading to increases in cases.

The current Florida reopening phase does not limit how many people can be present in stores and gyms. Last week, the state ordered bars to stop serving alcohol on-site due to the increase in the number of coronaviruses, although restaurants may continue to serve drinks to seated customers.

The Texas governor reinstated the closure of bars and restaurants limited to 50 percent capacity on Friday after the state experienced a jump in cases.