At least eleven states in the United States have canceled their plans to reopen their territory due to the progress of the coronavirus and the increase in the number of cases.
So far, nine states have announced that they will not go into the next phase of reopening on their territory. According to CNN, these are Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico and North Carolina. Added to this are Texas and Florida, which announced new restrictions this Friday.
More than 30 states are seeing their confirmed cases of COVID-19 surge, numbers increasing across the country, despite Vice President Mike Pence saying the news is “encouraging” on Friday.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ordered Friday’s immediate cessation of alcohol consumption in bars. This is the first major change in the state’s reopening policy after coronavirus containment at a time when the state has recorded nearly 9,000 infections in the past few hours, an absolute record of daily cases.