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Miami’s Zika ‘Ground Zero’ A ‘Ghost Town’ As Tourists, Residents Stay Away


MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The always-popular Wynwood was noticeably empty of its usual weekend crowds because of Zika.

Several shop owners and managers CBS4’s Donna Rapado tried to speak with turned her away. They didn’t want to draw more attention to the situation.

One eclectic plant shop owner did tell Rapado off camera that on Saturday she only had one sale – and it didn’t happen until about 5 p.m.

“It’s actually been pretty much a ghost town.”

Yesenia Candelario at Marine Layer said it’s been a very slow, quiet weekend in the trendy, artsy enclave.

“There’s a bunch of restaurants here and now we have new shops. So we have a lot of people come in for brunch and tourists who wanna see the murals and shop around,” she explained. “But it’s not like that due to the Zika virus.” – READ MORE

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