The news is encouraging in Miami-Dade, due to the downward curve in the number of Coronavirus infections, which makes it almost inevitable that the second phase of economic reopening will start next Monday.
COVID-19 gives a little respite, with figures that allow flexibility in some economic activities.
“I believe that enough experience has been acquired and the health authorities are prepared to reopen the country,” said Julio Cesar Alfonso, a Miami doctor.
Starting this Monday, Miami-Dade County will allow scooter and bicycle rentals, public parks will remain open until 10 p.m., will authorize competitive baseball and softball games, and some tour and rental boats will also operate.
The mayor of Miami, Francis Suárez, specified that it has been “discussed, for example, whether bars can act as restaurants; someone could order a drink, but sit at a table.”
Figures from the Florida Department of Health reveal that on Friday, September 11, in Miami-Dade there was a decrease of 4.72% in the number of infections, the lowest in the last 14 days, which allows maintaining an average of 5.92% and sets the tone for the reopening of schools.
For his part, Alberto Carvalho, the Miami-Dade superintendent assures that this situation “gives us the opportunity to have a very frank conversation with our public health advisers, we will do it next week, we will have the recommendations of them too ”.
According to experts, entering a second phase of economic reopening is not synonymous with lowering our guard. “Because there is always a risk that there is an increase in cases from a medical point of view, despite the fact that the virus has lost its aggressiveness,” explains doctor Alfonso.
The mandatory use of the face mask is maintained, in addition, the curfew will start at 11:00 at night and not at 10 as reflected in the previous emergency decree.