Doha Madani1h ago / 10:11 PM UTCPeople crowd the beach, while other jurisdictions had already closed theirs in efforts to combat the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Clearwater, Fla., on March 17, 2020.Steve Nesius / ReutersFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis refused to issue an order to close the state’s beaches, despite fears regarding that spread of coronavirus.He instead signed an order that would limit parties on the beach to 10 people per group and forced any businesses authorized to sell liquor to reduce occupancy by half, DeSantis told reporters Tuesday.”What we’re going to be doing for the statewide floor for beaches, we’re going to be applying the CDC guidance of no group on a beach more than 10 and you have to have distance apart if you’re going to be out there,” DeSantis said. “So that applies statewide.”A video posted Monday by NBC affiliate WFLA showed people packed together on Clearwater Beach. The state has 192 confirmed coronavirus patients and five deaths due to COVID-19, the disease associated with coronavirus.Read the full story here.Doha Madani2h ago / 9:35 PM UTCTom Hanks provides update from home: ‘No fever but the blahs’Tom Hanks provided fans yet another update on his condition a week


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