BREAKING: Gov. Ron DeSantis Issues Statewide Stay-At-Home Order for 30 Days

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ABOVE VIDEO: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issues Statewide Stay-At-Home Order to Curb Coronavirus.

(FOX NEWS) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, issued a statewide stay-at-home order on Wednesday afternoon to curb the rate of infection in his state during the global coronavirus pandemic.

The order will go into effect at midnight Thursday and last for at least 30 days.

“It makes sense to make this move now,” the governor said during a press conference Wednesday, adding that he was taking the action after President Trump extended the social distancing guidelines nationwide for another 30 days.

DeSantis, who balked for weeks at issuing such an order, also changed his mind less than a day after receiving a letter from 13 Democratic members of Congress urging him to “immediately issue a statewide stay-at-home order to save lives.”

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