Strict measures have been introduced in connection with the coronavirus outbreak.
The authorities of the city of Miami decided to impose a curfew, which will begin to operate from 22: 00 on Friday, March 27. The decision was made last Wednesday in connection with the outbreak of COVID-19, an acute respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus. The local edition of the Miami Times reports this.
The curfew-a ban on being on the streets and in public places at certain times of the day for people who do not have the appropriate permission – will be in effect from 22:00 to 5:00 in the morning.
During the curfew, the city police will have the right to stop, question and arrest people who are on the street at this time. Exceptions only apply to people who drive to or from work, seek medical attention, or walk their dogs within 75 meters of their home.
On March 24, the city authorities recommended that all residents stay at home and banned all businesses that are not of primary importance. Previously, similar measures to restrict the work of businesses and companies were introduced by many American cities, including Washington and New York.
Miami is the largest city in Miami-Dade County, home to more than 450,000 people. Curfews are also imposed in other cities that make up the district, including North Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach and Miami Beach.
The authorities of the American territory of Puerto Rico also announced the extension of the curfew until April 12. The curfew on the island was imposed two weeks ago.
Governor Wanda Vazquez said that starting Tuesday, people working for companies that are not of primary importance should arrive home no later than 19:00. Now the curfew in Puerto Rico begins at 21: 00.
In addition, restrictions on the movement of vehicles were introduced on the island. Cars with license plates ending in even numbers can take to the roads on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Vehicles with numbers ending in odd numbers can only travel on island roads on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.