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Miami to Close Beaches For July 4 Weekend

Miami is shutting down its famous beaches for five days over the Fourth of July holiday its mayor announced, hoping to stem the tide of an alarming increase in positive coronavirus tests in the state.

“As we continue to see more COVID-19 positive test results among young adults and rising hospitalizations, I have decided that the only prudent thing to do to tamp down this recent uptick is to crack down on recreational activities that put our overall community at higher risk,” Gimenez said in a release. “I have been seeing too many businesses and people ignoring these lifesaving rules. If people are not going to be responsible and protect themselves and others from this pandemic, then the government is forced to step in and restore common sense to save lives.”

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