A pastor of a Florida church was arrested on Monday for violating a social distancing order put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Police said Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne held two church services on Sunday which might put hundreds of people in danger, and could further affect other people they may interact with.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had issued an order limiting faith gatherings to fewer than 10 people.

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