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Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Florida: Coronavirus economic recovery 'going to be a while’
Miami-Dade County, Florida mayor on coronavirus reopening process: ‘We’re in a good spot’
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez on the state of the coronavirus pandemic.
As Miami-Dade County, Fla., begins its phase two coronavirus reopening Monday, Mayor Carlos Gimenez told FOX Business’ David Asman that the county is in a “good spot,” but it’ll still be a while before it's fully recovered economically.
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“In Miami-Dade, it’s going to be a while because a lot of our tourists, a lot of our income, a lot of our trade happens with Latin America and Europe. And they’re locked down,” he explained. “So until we can get the entire world basically open, it’s going to have an effect here. … It’ll linger here longer than other parts of the United States.”
Since Florida’s coronavirus spike in July, Gimenez said cases in Miami-Dade County have dropped significantly with about a 75% reduction in hospitalizations. Phase two will allow the curfew to be pushed back to 11 p.m., competitive play in parks and the reopening of amusement and recreational spaces.
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