Gov. DeSantis recommends all mass gatherings be postponed, official state travel suspended

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses coronavirus concerns from Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. (WINK News)

Governor Ron DeSantis held a news conference Thursday at 11:30 a.m. from Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

DeSantis announced all official travel for state employees has been suspended for 30 days.

The governor also strongly recommended all mass gatherings be postponed, saying he did not have the authority to require them to be canceled. Health officials say they currently consider mass gatherings to be more than 250 people.

He was joined by Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez, Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew, Jackson Health System President and CEO Carlos Migoya, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez, Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson.

Watch the full press conference below.

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