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WATCH: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks about COVID-19

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a briefing Friday about how the state is handling COVID-19.

Watch the governor’s remarks in the player above.

DeSantis met with President Donald Trump this week about reopening the economy. Florida had already taken steps in that direction. On April 17, some beaches in Jacksonville began to open again for the public. The first phase of the state’s reopening strategy is set to begin Monday.