Coronavirus comes for spring break: Locals close Florida beaches after governor refuses to | NBC News

Local officials in Florida towns and cities are taking it upon themselves to close beaches amid the coronavirus outbreak after Gov. Ron DeSantis refused to, even as spring breakers and others crowd the shores.

At the height of the college break rush, DeSantis on Tuesday said he would not order the beaches closed, but he did limit parties on beaches to 10 people per group.

DeSantis said it’s “not uniform throughout the state that you’re seeing massive crowds at beaches,” despite reports and images of people packing the sand.

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