Miami beaches are officially closing. After going viral, a video of spring breakers claiming that the coronavirus wasn't a big deal and that they wouldn't let it get in the way of their party plans has persuaded officials to shut the beaches down completely.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber made the announcement on Wednesday (March 19).
"Tomorrow, countywide, new measures will take effect that include closure of all beaches, parks, additional recreational venues, and many businesses," Gelber wrote in a Facebook post. "For our City and community I believe these, though painful, were necessary steps and I let County Mayor Gimenez know I supported them earlier today."
Check out the sobering video of Spring Breakers below:
See more of the story via the Miami New Times below:
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