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Pensacola airport receive only 500 passengers daily now

Pensacola International Airport has witnessed a sharp drop in the average daily number of passengers, 3200 people, to only 500 people since the spread of Corona virus.

Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson said that he had requested an assistant of the Florida Department of Health to implement a judicial ruling that examines airline passengers coming to Pensacola from the areas of the Corona virus and that they have isolated themselves for a period of at least 14 days to ensure their safety and that of the citizens of Pensacola.

He explained that we do not have the experience or the adequate training to implement the judicial ruling and to examine and isolate the injured.

To date, the Louisiana Ministry of Health has reported 2,305 confirmed cases and 83 deaths due to the corona virus.

Robinson said the Pensacola International Airport has seen its daily passenger count drop from about 3,200 to 500 during the pandemic.

But even with the drop, Robinson said the state will have to act to ensure incoming passengers will self-isolate.

Robinson said he was expecting to hear back from the state soon. He has scheduled a press conference at 11 a.m. Friday at the airport.

Robinson also said he sent DeSantis a letter asking him to expand his executive order for travelers to self-isolate to apply to people coming from Louisiana.

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