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South Florida News reports Governor Ron DeSantis has Declared a Public Health Emergency.

Florida's Department of Health (FDOH) says it is working to confirm two cases of the coronavirus in the state Sunday evening.

In a tweet, the agency says two adults - one in Manatee County, the other in Hillsborough - are being isolated and cared for.

The patient from Hillsborough county has a history of traveling to Italy, according to health officials. They say the patient out of Manatee county did not travel to any of the restricted travel areas identified by the CDC.

FDOH says it is working to contact, isolate and monitor people who could have come into contact with both patients.

Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a public health emergency in response to the announcement.

"I have been working with federal partners and our Department of Health to ensure that communities are ready to handle the challenges presented by COVID-19," DeSantis said. "The dedicated professionals at our county health departments, as well as those working at local medical providers, are well equipped to address these and future cases."

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However, Ron DeSantis is a Republican who in recent days met with Vice President Pence.

Somehow, DeSantis did not get the message Don't Spread the Hoax.

In retrospect, this emergency declaration is quite shocking.

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All he had to do to win in November was act presidential and show a little humility for a change.

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