Today is Wednesday, August 26 and these are the main news of the day:
1.- The controversy between the mayors of Hialeah and Miami-Dade continues over the reopening of the restaurants. Carlos Hernández said that city authorities will no longer enforce restrictions on restaurants. Mayor Carlos Giménez, for his part, announced that restaurants will be able to operate within the premises at 50 percent capacity as of August 31.
2.- The Miami-Dade and Broward superintendents are considering opening schools earlier than expected. If daily positive COVID-19 cases continue to decline, face-to-face classes would start soon. In Miami-Dade a decision could be made in mid-September to return to classes in groups, starting with students with special needs.
3.- As of August 31, a new rental assistance program begins in Broward. The county commission allocated $ 25 million in federal funds to assist with April, May, June, July and August rent payments. To find out if you are eligible visit this page.
4.- Starting today, a new coronavirus testing center opens in Wynwood. The organizers will be conducting different studies and if you participate, you can get between $ 400 and $ 3,250. The test center will run until September 15 at the Mana Convention Center, at 2222 NW 5th. Ave. To see if you qualify visit this page.
5.- A robot that is capable of disinfecting any surface and ending the coronavirus with its ultraviolet light is being used in some 650 hospitals, government offices and food processing plants around the world. Its manufacturer says it can clean a hotel room in six minutes and an elevator in just two.
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