The state of Florida has filed a lawsuit against the US federal government, asking for the resumption of cruises, which have been suspended due to its pandemic. coronavirus.
Republican Ron de Sandis, whose state is heavily dependent on tourism for its revenue, approved the appeal, saying the initial order to suspend cruises was “illegal”.
“We have to allow cruise companies and their employees to return to work and go back to sea safely ” commented in a statement.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had called in March 2020 for the suspension of cruises nationwide due to the covid-19 pandemic, as recalled by AMPE.
“Let’s be clear, no federal law allows the CDC to impose indefinitely the closure of an entire financial sector across the country. This appeal to justice is necessary to protect its inhabitants Florida “From the violations of the federal government and the economic damage caused to our state,” said de Sandis, an ardent supporter of former US President Donald Trump, who is also considered a possible Republican candidate for the next presidential election.
De Sandis has long sought ways to lift all restrictive measures imposed by the covid-19 and never made mask use mandatory in his state.
According to experts, Florida appeal will fail.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in this US state, almost 34,000 deaths have been recorded from covid-19 out of a total population of 22 million.