Monday, May 17, 2021
Monday, May 17, 2021

Florida deploys National Guard to deal with coronavirus infestation

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Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will activate the National Guard in certain parts of the state following the explosive Your Content report that detailed alarming numbers of outbreaks in Sarasota.

Further, the Gov. will also prohibit all visitation to nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other sites in Broward County, he announced Friday, after more people tested positive for coronavirus.


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DeSantis, speaking at a Florida Department of Health warehouse about 20 minutes from the Capitol, said the state has also received another 1,000 test kits out of the 2,500 they ordered this week.

Currently, the state is testing up to 300 samples per day at three state labs. He hopes to have an additional 50 labs capable of conducting 100 tests per day.

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