In an abundance of caution, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is asking the federal government o suspend flights from Cuba to ensure no infected passengers arrive in Miami.
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez called for flights from Cuba to be suspended over recently diagnosed coronavirus cases on the island.
Mayor Gimenez was joined by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Lt. Governor Jeanette Núñez, at an afternoon press conference held at Jackson Memorial Hospital, to provide a coronavirus update.
“I talked to the governor and I know the president suspended all flights from Europe yesterday and I’m asking him for help to see if we can suspend flights from Cuba,” said Mayor Gimenez.
“There is COVID-19 in Cuba and I do not believe there is only three (cases). I believe there is a heck of a lot more and it poses risk to the people of Miami-Dade County and the state. Governor, I know you’re in agreement, so I hope we can get that done,” he added.
While Cuba has four reported cases of coronavirus now, the socialist Castro dictatorship does have a history of lying and covering up the truth about deadly epidemics on the island.