FEDS CONFISCATE MASKS MEANT FOR MIAMI-DADE FIREFIGHTERS

Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) – A shipment of 1 million face masks en route to South Florida for firefighters was confiscated last week by the federal government.

Frank Rollason, the director of emergency management for Miami-Dade County, told WLRN on Wednesday that the masks were for firefighters who planned to begin at-home new coronavirus testing for homebound Miami-Dade residents who can’t make it to drive-thru testing sites.

Miami-Dade has the largest number of confirmed cases in Florida, with almost 10,300 as of Thursday morning. Statewide, there are more than 28,500 confirmed cases.

Miami-Dade fire officials are now acquiring masks in smaller shipments.

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4/23/2020 7:36:47 AM (GMT -5:00)

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