In a tweet, President Donald Trump announced a state of emergency for the state of Florida.
The announcement comes as the state struggles to contain a flu epidemic that has killed nearly 6,000 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The state has been on lockdown for weeks, but has not yet been declared declared declared a state health emergency.
In Florida, people are asked to stay home, avoid outdoor activities and refrain from touching anyone who may be ill.
Florida is one of the first states in the country to officially declare a flu pandemic.
Here are some tips to avoid getting sick.
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