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Florida National Guard to activate medical task force, assist in South Florida

Posted at 2:55 PM, Mar 15, 2020

The Florida National Guard announced Sunday it will activate a special task force to help combat the spread of the coronavirus in Florida.

Task Force - Medical will be made up of medical professionals and support the Florida Department of Health in Broward County— the hardest hit county in Florida, so far.


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Broward County currently has 36 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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Official details have not been released, but Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to address the guard’s actions at a news conference Sunday at 6 p.m. in Tallahassee.

You can watch it live here, on our Streaming News Channel, and on ABC Action News 6 p.m.