Florida is shutting down bars in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, after the state reported a single-day record of new infections.
The announcement did not come from the office of Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), but from Halsey Beshears, the secretary of the agency that regulates Florida bars, who made the announcement via tweet.
Beshears said that on-premise alcohol consumption will stop immediately, effectively moving the state back to an earlier phase of reopening.
Florida shattered its single-day record of new coronavirus cases reported on Friday, adding an additional 8,942 confirmed infections, according to the Department of Health.
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