Police in Miami beach Florida enforced a new curfew saturday night.
Were hoping that by closing earlier, it actually tones down the party
and will allow these folks to go home go back to their hotels wherever theyre staying
and possibly keep everyone else around them everyone else in our city safe.
Representative Donna Shalala who represents Miami beach and congress
is calling for even tougher action to stop the spread.
And its totally out of control.
We need to close down in Florida.
Weve asked the governor to do that and weve even asked him to do the simplest thing.
And that is to require masks for everyone he has not done that.
Climbing case numbers have forced other governors who once resisted mask mandates to put them in place.
We did take the further step of instituting a statewide mask mandate not something I wanted to do
but its something everybody can do to relieve the pressure on our hospitals
to give us a hope to bring down those cases.
President Donald Trump says hes not ordering mask wearing nationwide.
In an exclusive interview on Fox news sunday,
he cited contradictory advice on masks issued during the early days of the pandemic.
Everybody was saying dont wear a mask all of a sudden everybodys got to wear a mask,
and as you know masks caused problems too.
With that being said, Im a believer in masks because I think masks are good, but I leave it up to the governors.
To deal with the economic consequences of the virus
congress is expected this week to work on another coronavirus stimulus package.
Lawmakers are under pressure to act quickly because their August recess is approaching.
Marcus Harton VOA news Washington
VOA 记者Marcus Harton 华盛顿报道