Checkpoints set up along Florida borders to limit spread of COVID-19

Florida is working to set up more highway checkpoints to deter travelers from New York from arriving in the state.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Saturday the screening of travelers on Interstate 95 will be similar to the measure adopted Friday on Interstate 10 to discourage travel from Louisiana.

The checkpoints are to require travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days.

DeSantis said President Donald Trump also talked to him about a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut amid concerns that their residents have infected people in other regions, such as Florida.

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