Miami Beach eerily empty after spring breakers banned during coronavirus

Spring break is broke — finally.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — who faced backlash earlier this week for not immediately shutting down packed party beaches amid the coronavirus pandemic — announced Thursday that the state will now enforce the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “public gathering” guidelines.

No, that’s not a video of a deserted island getaway up top — it’s eerie footage released Friday showing Miami Beach completely devoid of humans.

“The message I think for spring breakers is that the party’s over in Florida,” DeSantis, 41, said during an interview on “Fox & Friends.” “You’re not going to be able to congregate on any beach in the state. Many of the hot spots that people like to go to, whether it’s Miami beach, Fort Lauderdale, Clearwater Beach, are closed entirely for the time being.”

The move came after a disturbing video of revelers declaring their right to party went viral Wednesday. When DeSantis announced the closure of all bars and nightclubs in the state for 30 days on Tuesday, disgruntled spring breakers swarmed the Sunshine State’s sandy shores.

“If I get corona, I get corona,” Brady Sluder, a defiant party animal of indeterminate age from Ohio, told Reuters. “At the end of the day, I’m not going to let it stop me from partying.”

Atlantis Walker, 21, of Indiana, went so far as to demand a “refund” for his inconvenience. “This virus ain’t that serious,” he told Reuters. “There’s more serious things out there like hunger and poverty — we need to address that.”

Alas, Gov. DeSantis has strong words for such naysayers.

“We would tell those folks maybe come back next year when things are better, but that is not what we’re looking for,” he said, adding that “every single beach” in Florida must abide by the CDC guidelines — and said law enforcement officials would enforce the rules.

Launching at the peak of Miami’s tourist season, “social distancing” precautions will also see national movie theaters, gyms and other businesses shut down to discourage gatherings of more than 10 people, which the CDC warns could spread the virus.

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