President Donald Trump decided to reopen the normal life of the US in a three-phase approach. In a press conference, he told to maintain all the safety measures and to be ready for any further outbreak of coronavirus.
Florida beaches were among the beaches that first started allowing people since they remained closed due to coronavirus pandemic. Lenny Curry, the Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida announced on the Friday afternoon that Duval County beaches would reopen with some restricted measures. He told that the beaches could be utilized for biking, hiking, walking, running, swimming, surfing, fishing and taking care of pets.
According to the announcement, the beaches of Florida will be open from 6 am to 11 am in the morning and 5 pm to 8 pm in the evening (local time). Gatherings of more than 50 people are not allowed.
Since Duval and St. Johns counties have reopened their beaches, but Miami-Dade County officials have not yet taken their decision.
But, at the same time, Florida observed 58 deaths due to coronavirus outbreak – since it was the highest daily statistics from the beginning of the pandemic. Ron DeSantis, the Governor of Florida, told that it was an essential step for Florida people to get outdoors and have exercise, sunshine and fresh air.
The conservative groups have arranged protests in Maryland, Texas, Arizona, Utah, California, Washington and Colorado as many of the governors have taken decisions to reopen their states gradually and relieve restrictions.
The United States crossed a total of 7,38,923 infected cases, deaths of 39,015 people and 68,285 people have recovered from the disease as per the statistics of April 19, 2020. Now, it is a matter to monitor how much people are following the social distancing habits while they plunge their toes in the water. Time will say whether the decision was correct or not as the US has not been completely free from the deadly coronavirus.