Florida County Sheriff Warns He May Introduce Curfew Amid Growing COVID-19 Cases

A Florida county sheriff said Friday that he could impose a curfew in an attempt to take a “more aggressive” stance when it comes to policing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Gregory Tony, the Broward County Sheriff, said his office would be “cutting out warnings” and could take a more serious approach as a curfew, according to an ABC News report.

Tony noted that the curfew was more a last resort than the first option, saying the county has “many good people … following the rules.”

In addition, the sheriff noted an “increase in crime” as the main reason for the possible curfew.

Florida in recent weeks has become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, repeatedly setting and breaking records for the number of new cases daily.

Florida, which was one of the first states to begin reopening its economy amid the pandemic, reported Thursday 13,965 new cases of COVID-19, with a total number of cases of 315,775.

Despite the large increase in cases, the Governor. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisFlorida temporarily closes emergency operations center after 12 employees hire COVID-19 McEnany argues that science supports White House position in schools Nightly Health Care: Administration restores some CDC data amid protests | Masks Gain Political Momentum Despite Republican Retreats | New Florida Death Record MORE (R) has insisted that it would not close non-essential businesses again, although it has forced to close independent bars.

“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.