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BLOG: Coronavirus updates from Monday, March 23

Posted: 4:54 AM, Mar 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-24 04:39:54-04
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FLORIDA – ABC Action News is committed to providing Tampa Bay area residents all of the updates on the coronavirus, COVID-19, and the impact it's having on our way of life. To help you stay on top of it all, we've compiled all the updates for Monday, March 23. For today's updates, visit www.abcactionnews.com/virus. Don't forget we are in this together!


11:00 PM
DOH reports 1,227 cases in Florida (1,147 Florida residents and 80 non-Florida residents) and 17 deaths.

8:15 PM

  • Three people test positive at the MacDill Air Force Base.

7:00 PM

  • President Donald Trump announced the Oct. 1 deadline to implement a program that requires those using a state-issued ID to fly on commercial airplanes to have a "REAL ID" will be pushed back.

5:04 PM

Gov. DeSantis to issue executive order making people flying New York & New Jersey to quarantine for 2 weeks

5:00 PM

  • Gov. Ron DeSantis doubles down on his stance on avoiding a statewide shutdown. He said it is “not advisable” to issue a stay-at-home order for all Floridians.

4:32 PM

  • British Prime Minster Boris Johnson orders closure of most stores, bans gatherings for three weeks to stop coronavirus.

4:02 PM

  • Stocks end a bumpy day lower, despite more aid from the Fed, as virus aid package stalls in Congress again; Dow off 3%.

3:51 PM

  • Tampa Theatre show suspension extended through April 30

3:23 PM

2:02 PM

  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he wants to avoid imposing a statewide lock down, saying he still believes targeting the counties hardest hit by the coronavirus for the most extreme measures is the preferable path.

1:15 PM

  • Florida Lottery closes Headquarters and all district offices to the public until further notice.

12:30 AM

11:00 AM

10:30 AM

  • Bucs cancel draft party scheduled for April 23

8:30 AM

  • All buildings in the City of Venice closed to the public effective Monday

6:30 AM

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5:00 AM


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