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Florida governor gives COVID-19 update, says “we will have no lockdowns, no mandates”

Mike Pence, Ron DeSantis
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, gestures as he speaks to the media with Vice President Mike Pence delivering personal protective equipment to the Westminster Baldwin Park, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Orlando, Fla., as part of the initiative to deliver PPE to more than 15,000 nursing homes across America. Pence is also scheduled to participate in a roundtable discussion with hospitality and tourism industry leaders to discuss their plans for re-opening during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gave a COVID-19 update on Thursday and announced that Florida will not go under another lockdown.

“We are having no lockdowns. No mandates in Florida,” DeSantis said speaking at a new COVID-19 vaccination site in Panama City.

The governors announcement comes after President Joe Biden suggested that America may have to go into another lockdown if citizens don’t follow the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

According to DeSantis, more than 3 million senior citizens ages 65 and older already got the vaccine.

Florida residents who are 60 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine statewide.

DeSantis said he’s expecting to lower the age of eligibility to 55 and older “certainly in March” and “probably pretty soon.”

“I think that we’re going in the right direction. We’re not done. We gotta continue making sure these vaccines get out,” DeSantis said.