Miami, Nov 25 (EFE) .- The mayor of Miami-Dade County, Daniella Levine Cava, announced this Wednesday that the salary will be reduced by 20% to adjust to the needs caused by the pandemic, a voluntary decision that executes a week after assuming the position of councilor for the most populous county in Florida, with 2.8 million inhabitants.
Miami-Dade is also the focus of the pandemic in Florida, with more than 220,000 cases and about 3,800 deaths.
“In these difficult economic times for our community, we must ensure that we are using all county resources wisely to maintain a stable financial base,” Levine Cava, the first woman to serve as Miami Mayor, said in a statement. Dade.
One of the first steps taken by Levine was the election of physician Peter Paige, vice president of Jackson (public) Health System as head of the county medical office.
The democrat has made combating the health crisis due to the coronavirus one of the priorities of her administration, for which she will establish a Task Force and Recovery that will establish a roadmap to deal with the delicate economic and public health situation.
It also plans to allocate aid funds to companies that are suffering economic losses due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Levine Cava warned at a virtual press conference this Tuesday of the increase in coronavirus infections and asked the population to take extra precautions to avoid the spread of the virus, in view of the Thanksgiving Day celebration tomorrow.
In the virtual conference from his office, Levine Cava yesterday addressed the media in English and Spanish to alert about the rebound in cases and urge families to “limit the meetings and celebrate better outdoors.”
The mayor’s words come when we learn that Florida added 8,376 new cases of COVID-19 infections on Wednesday and about a hundred deaths.
The United States registers 12,727,447 cases of SARS-CoV-2 this Wednesday with 261,636 deaths from covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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