Mick's Morning News

Brevard County Reports Third Coronavirus Case

(Cocoa, FL) -- An office building in Brevard County is off limits after a positive coronavirus test. A state government employee, who works at Woodland Commons in Cocoa, is the county's third COVID-19 case. The co-owner of the building on Michigan Ave says the building has been closed since the patient first felt sick last week, and he tells Florida Today the building will remain closed for at least another 10 days. The Florida Department of Health says all three COVID-19 cases in the county are travel-related, and test results are pending on five more residents.

DOH Offers Update On Coronavirus

(Tallahassee, FL) -- Florida continues to be one of the states hardest hit by the coronavirus. The Florida Department of Health said yesterday the state now has 432 COVID-19 patients, which is the fifth-highest total in the country. The state has also reported nine deaths from the virus. Over 11-hundred people in the state are waiting for their test results.  

Drive-Thru Testing Coming To Orange County Convention Center

(Orlando, FL) -- It could soon be easier to get tested for the coronavirus in Orange County. County officials said yesterday a drive-thru testing clinic is set to open next week at the Orange County Convention Center. Earlier this week, officials said the clinic could open as soon as today, and no reason was given for the apparent delay. The clinic will be in the parking lot, and it could stay open for two weeks. 

Jacksonville Mayor Threatens Imposing Curfew

(Jacksonville, FL) -- Jacksonville's mayor is threatening further actions to, in his words, flatten the curve. Mayor Lenny Curry announced yesterday non-essential businesses must limit crowds to 50 people. He also says if the order is ignored, he'll impose a curfew or a full shutdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus. He says he realizes this could cause economic hardships for businesses, but he's working with the state and federal governments to provide some help.   

All Non-Essential Businesses Ordered To Close In Miami-Dade County

(Miami, FL) -- Miami-Dade County's mayor is taking what he calls vital steps to protect residents from the coronavirus. Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced yesterday that all non-essential businesses must close as of 9:00 last night. Medical facilities, doctors' offices and airlines are among those that can stay open, and a full list of exempt businesses can be found at MiamiDade.gov. Similar announcements are expected today in Broward and Palm Beach counties.   

HillsCo Limits Crowds To 10

(Tampa, FL) -- Hillsborough County is taking further steps to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The county announced last night a ban on all public gatherings of 10 or more people. This reverses last week's announcement that allowed groups of up to 50 people. The new restrictions don't apply to restaurants, grocery stores or other places that provide essential services.

DeSantis Defends Not Ordering Beaches To Close

(Pembroke Pines, FL) -- The governor is defending a controversial decision about the state's beaches. Governor Ron DeSantis has been criticized for not ordering beaches to be closed, but he said yesterday letting local officials decide is more prudent. He says the US surgeon general has encouraged people to get fresh air as long as they remember to stay in small groups and stay six feet apart. DeSantis also says some counties don't have any cases of community spread, and closing the beaches could lead people to undergo activities that put them more at risk of getting sick.  

Rats Get To Tour Closed Science Center

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Rats taking over a museum. That would usually be cause for alarm, but this was on purpose. The California Science Center is one of the many places closed because of the coronavirus. So workers took their rats on a tour. Facebook photos show them in exercise balls and checking out the Kelp Forest exhibit. This comes after a Chicago aquarium let their penguins do the same.

Taco Shop Selling $150 'Emergency Taco Kits'

(Los Angeles, CA) -- A Mexican restaurant in California is getting creative with its extra food. It's now offering emergency taco kits with a side of toilet paper. The taco spot is one of many forced to offer take-out only during the pandemic. The kits cost 150-dollars and come with five pounds of roasted chicken, five pounds of carne asada, tortillas, fixings, rice and beans. Oh, and four rolls of toilet paper too. Along with 30 eggs. The restaurant has already sold about 75 kits.

UFO Festival Still On

(Undated) -- Roswell, New Mexico's annual UFO Festival appears to still be a go, despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. It's set to take place July 3rd through the 5th in the so-called UFO capital of the world. As of today, the event's website says the city welcomes "UFO enthusiasts and skeptics alike to join in the celebration."


2019, Walt Disney Company bought 21st Century Fox for 71-billion-dollars.

2016, President Obama became the first sitting president to visit Cuba in nearly 90-years.

1997, tobacco giant the Liggett Group admitted that smoking was addictive and caused health problems. Liggett also admitted that the tobacco industry had targeted children as young as 14 in marketing its products. 

1995, a nerve gas attack on a Tokyo subway killed ten people and injured more than five-thousand.

1934, the first test of radar took place in Germany.

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