FL - Miami's South Beach is shut down: Spring Break revelers are ordered to go home amid coronavirus pandemic

Florida's famed South Beach is to close to prevent the spread of coronavirus as spring break revelers continue to party at the popular college getaway spot.

Miami Beach officials ordered hundreds of college spring breakers and others from around the world off the beach Saturday evening as part of measures to prevent large gatherings.

The most popular parts of the beach will close to the public from 4.30pm Saturday until March 19 with Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber declaring that spring break in Miami Beach is 'over' after a state of emergency was declared Thursday.

Cases of the coronavirus in Florida jumped by a third on Saturday and now exceed 60.

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