Miami Beach extends curfew over spring break crowds

People gathered in Miami Beach, Florida, for spring break on March 18. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The city of Miami Beach on Sunday night extended an 8 p.m. curfew for the entertainment district, which was introduced after crowds of spring breakers gathered in the city despite the pandemic.

Why it matters: Interim City Manager Raul Aguila said after declaring a state of emergency the measures were imposed in an effort to prevent COVID-19 transmission. SWAT teams were called in Saturday night to enforce the curfew, which was extended from 72 hours to up to three weeks, per the Miami Herald.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with details on the curfew extension and its enforcement.

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