Miami Beach Officials Declare State of Emergency over Spring Break Crowds

The officials of Miami Beach have declared a state of emergency as crowds continue to overwhelm the spring break of the city over the past week.

The local government has also imposed an 8 p.m. curfew for the entertainment district over the weekend as incidents of partying crowds that refused to wear masks might trigger the fast-spreading of coronavirus.

The city would also temporarily close several roads that lead to it.

In his announcement, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said that the city’s situation is “out of control” and more than what they could handle.

“Too many are coming, really, without the intention of following the rules, and the result has been a level of chaos and disorder that is just something more than we can endure,” Gelber said in a press release.

“I have personally had trouble even sleeping at night, worrying about what’s going to happen in the city,” he added. “And that shouldn’t be the state of any mayor or any commissioner or any manager or any police chief.”

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