South Florida Bars Packed After Lockdown Rules Lifted

Fort Lauderdale’s ABC News affiliate reports:

On Fort Lauderdale Beach, those with months of quarantine-driven bar withdrawal showed up, showed off and toasted each other back to some semblance of normal life.

“I’m healthy, I’m strong and I feel comfortable with all my friends,” Dan Gibby, who was out enjoying his Saturday at the Elbo Room, said.

In an unexpected and surprising announcement on Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida in a move to reopen the state’s economy despite the spread of the coronavirus. With that green light, bars and clubs were allowed to reopen.