DORAL, FL – Congress is shutting the US Capitol, House and Senate office buildings to the public until April 1 amid coronavirus fears.
This measure is one of the latest taken by the administration that last night closed America’s border to most of Europe by prohibiting air and maritime travel, in an effort to avoid the virus from spreading nationally. As it was known recently, COVID-19 already reached a pandemic status.
“This is the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a foreign virus in modern history,” Trump said. “I am confident that by counting and continuing to take these tough measures, we will significantly reduce the threat to our citizens, and we will ultimately and expeditiously defeat this virus.”
Meanwhile, in the state of Florida, 23 cases have been confirmed, one in Miami-Dade County where Major Carlos Giménez announced yesterday a “state of emergency” as a precaution measure due to the increasing concerns for the coronavirus.
“Although we do not have community spread at this time, we want to take the preemptive steps to keep it that way. Therefore, I have decided to suspend the operation of the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair, the Miami Open tennis tournament, the MIA 5k run, and all major events at the American Airlines Arena…I am recommending that smaller gatherings, if they’re not essential, also be reconsidered,” said the Major via an official statement by the county.