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Florida Lifts State Coronavirus Restrictions for Restaurants

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Florida Lifts , State Coronavirus Restrictions , for Restaurants. Republican FL Governor Ron DeSantis announced the lifting of the restrictions on Friday. . Phase 3 of Florida's reopening will allow bars and nightclubs to operate fully, limiting social distancing restrictions. Restaurant social distancing measures may not exceed a limitation of 50 percent capacity. We’re not closing anything going forward, Governor Ron DeSantis, (FL-R), via 'The New York Times'. DeSantis, an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, said that counties which seek to limit capacities beyond 50 percent must justify such decisions to the state. According to 'The New York Times,' the positive testing rate in FL is 12 percent. . The World Health Organization states that reopening should occur when positive rates are at 5 percent or lower. Also on Friday, 2,800 new cases of COVID-19 and 120 deaths were added to Florida's tally. Florida's total number of infections have reached almost 700,000. Nearly 14,000 people in the state have died due to COVID-19