Revelers appeared to have no concern about their safety and well-being as cities across the globe took preventative measures to stop the spread of illness. While beachgoers may have tried their best to enjoy their vacations, Miami Police did their part to shut down large gatherings beginning in the early afternoon.
Things took an ugly turn Saturday night as a man was injured in a police involved shooting, according to WSVN news reports.
Meanwhile, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber has declared Spring Break “over.”
“To the extent that anyone can declare spring break is over, it is over this year,” he said. “It is important people understand what is happening in our city, because there are lots of cities, over 30 in Dade County and hundreds in Florida,” he said. “We are an economic engine, and it’s important we lead the way on this.”
Police spent much of Saturday afternoon and evening clearing the beach from Seventh to 10th streets extending all the way to Collins Avenue and that part of the beach was closed to the public after 5 p.m.
Do you think the Spring Breakers will pack their stuff up and go home? We predict an uphill battle for Miami PD on this one. Until the airports and airlines completely shut down, there are probably going to be a lot of folks trying to enjoy the ‘Rona’ value fares.
Did you cancel your vacation plans for this Spring or are you planning a quarantine in paradise?
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