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South Florida may have earned the nickname "the Sixth Borough" because so many New Yorkers escape to its sunny climate, but that same trend is now prompting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to tell anyone who's been in the New York area to stay away because of coronavirus.
New York's stay-at-home order had repercussions hundreds of miles south in Florida, DeSantis said at a press conference on Wednesday.
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"People started fleeing the city. They started getting on flights … Many of those flights are here in Florida," DeSantis said. "That's a lot of traffic of people from the top hot zone being brought into Florida's communities. Once we saw this uptick, I issued an executive order requiring everyone arriving from the New York City area to self-quarantine for 14 days."
DeSantis has also ordered anyone who has recently been in New York to self-isolate. Florida's Miami Dade County has the most cases of any in the state with 616. The state's total is 2,355.