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Al Jazeera 19 Mar 2020

Many flock to Florida for spring break despite COVID-19 warnings

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Crowds of university students in the United States are celebrating spring break, despite dire health warnings over the new coronavirus.
Florida is one of the biggest destinations, where bars and clubs have been told to close early, some beaches and theme parks have also shut.
But many are ignoring instructions to avoid large crowds, potentially putting others at risk.

Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from Miami.


Crowds of US university students flocked to Florida for their spring break, defying recommendations from the federal government and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over the coronavirus outbreak.

National health officials are advising against gatherings of 10 or more people.

Miami bars and restaurants are closing early, and some beaches have been shut to the public to avoid infection.
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