Miami Walmart shooting leaves one dead, police confirme

Walmart Miami Dade shooting. One person was shot dead in a mall that houses a Walmart store, police said. There is also a Publix supermar...

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  • Walmart Miami Dade shooting. One person was shot dead in a mall that houses a Walmart store, police said.
  • There is also a Publix supermarket on site
  • The police asked the community to avoid traveling through the area

Walmart Miami Dade shooting. One person was shot dead in a West Miami-Dade shopping center, police said in Miami-Dade, the county where the city of Miami, Florida is based.

As reported by the local newspaper Miami Herald, the mall, located at 8400 Coral Way, houses a Walmart store and a Publix grocery store.

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The police asked the community to avoid traveling through the area. This is news in development.

Arrested for threats to politicians, he had hallucinations with Castro and revolution

A man suffering from hallucinations and paranoia related to the Cuban revolution was arrested on Friday in Miami-Dade as the alleged author of threats to several politicians of Cuban origin such as Senator Marco Rubio, local media reported.

The man, whose identity has not been released, is being treated by mental health experts, police sources said.

Faced with the threats received by Rubio and the mayors of Miami, Francis Suárez, and Hialeah, Carlos Hernández, the Miami-Dade County police opened an investigation. The investigation led to a Hialeah neighbor, whom police found at his home with hallucinations and paranoia, according to Adriana Quintana, a spokeswoman for the Police Department of that neighboring city of Miami.

“He said that Fidel Castro’s soldiers were chasing him and he spoke of hallucinations about the Cuban revolution,” Quintana said.

The detainee had a prior history of threats to politicians, the spokeswoman said. The Miami-Dade Police Department has appealed to the population so that anyone with information about threats to politicians and candidates during this campaign for the November 3 elections call a special telephone number.

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Florida gives full commercial opening with almost 3,000 new cases of COVID-19

New daily cases of COVID-19 in Florida have remained between 2,000 and 3,000 for days, with some few exceptions, while the state governor, Ron DeSantis, lifted all capacity restrictions on businesses on Friday in the interest of improve the economy.

During a press conference at a restaurant in St. Petersburg, a city on Florida’s west coast, DeSantis announced that businesses can now reopen at full capacity.

However, local governments can still impose restrictions on their counties and municipalities, although they are not allowed to limit restaurants to less than 50% of their capacity, unless the decision can be justified.

DeSantis assured that there will be no going back with the new measure.

This Friday, another 2,847 cases were added to the accumulated account since March 1, which already reaches 695,887, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Deaths of residents in the state increased by 120 and the total count, with 168 nonresident deaths since March 1, stood at 14,083 deaths from COVID-19 in Florida.

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Of the new cases and deaths for the day, 503 and 39 were in Miami-Dade, the most populous county in the state and the most affected by the pandemic.

Since March 1, 168,775 people in Miami-Dade have been infected with COVID-19, of which 3,202 died.

Broward, also in southeastern Florida, follows with 76,520 infected, 191 more than Thursday, and 1,364 dead, six more.

In a separate press conference on Friday, Broward Mayor Dale Holness announced that restaurants in his county would be allowed to reopen bar counters, but without serving alcohol in those areas.

Broward restaurants can now also have live performers, as long as they are located at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from customers.

Restaurants in Miami-Dade County are currently operating at a maximum of 50% capacity.

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DeSantis had in recent days indicated his interest in not restricting the activities of restaurants and bars so much in some counties and municipalities and described as “draconian” the rules of some universities that punish students who attend parties with expulsion.

On Thursday, from the state capital, Tallahassee, DeSantis told the press: “I do not believe that the closure of restaurants has proven to be effective. We cannot let these businesses die. ”

For its part, Miami Dade College will reopen its classrooms on eight campuses to tens of thousands of students on Monday, with a hybrid model that will combine face-to-face classes with others online, Local 10 said.

In Florida, the state with the third most cases in the United States, the pandemic initially had a moderate prevalence compared to states like New York, but in mid-June, a couple of weeks after the start of a new phase of the reopening, a rebound began.

The peak was reached in July with more than 15,000 new cases and nearly 300 deaths in one day, mostly in the southeast of the state, and by the end of that month the numbers began to decline rapidly and steadily, but by September they appear to have parked.

The positive rate came to be 18% and is now around 5%.

According to statistical data, confirmed cases double in Florida every 178.5 days.

The United States reached this Thursday the number of 6,974,441 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 202,728 deaths from COVID-19, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.

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