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Miami To Enact 10 P.M. Curfew Starting Friday, To Help Curb Coronavirus Spread

Joey Flechas
Miami city commissioners, scattered among their homes and offices, met by video Wednesday and approved a curfew that will be in effect 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Friday.

The city of Miami will enact a 10 p.m. curfew starting Friday night, creating the most severe restrictions yet for the city’s more than 460,000 residents as government leaders push to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19.

Miami’s five commissioners, who met via video conference Wednesday night, unanimously voted to set a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. Police would have the ability to stop, question and arrest anyone out in public during this time period. There will be three general exceptions for people who are traveling to or from work, seeking medical services or walking their dogs within 250 feet of their homes.

City Manager Art Noriega was instructed to detail those exceptions more specifically in an emergency order that is expected to be written and signed Thursday.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.