Gov. Scott plans public address on Miami Beach’s final Zika zone

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is expected to deliver some good news to Miami Beach residents about the Zika hot zone on Friday.

It has been more than 45 days since a Zika transmission was reported in the South Beach area, and now the governor will reportedly speak at 10 a.m. on clearing the southern Zika hot zone of Miami Beach.

Scott is set speak at The Betsy South Beach hotel to make the official announcement.

Last Friday, he was in South Florida to give the all clear in the Little River area of Miami.

The zone in Miami Beach is the last remaining hot spot in South Florida.

“It’s great news, it’s great news for everybody ’cause I think pretty much Miami could be the first major community to ever contain this virus,” Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine told 7News via phone, “and I think we did it together, all working together.”

South Florida originally had two hot zones on in Miami: one in the Little River Area and the original hot zone in the Wynwood Arts District.

Art Basel Miami Beach recently spurred a bounce back for businesses in Miami that experienced a decline in tourism because of Zika. The news of an “all-clear” is just what many of those businesses wanted to hear.

“No one can win individually or lose. We all win or lose together, and I think it was a good demonstration of teamwork,” Levine said.

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