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Texas Remains Open to Business Despite Covid-19’s Dramatic Rise
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the state would remain “open to business” despite the fact that the number of hospitalizations and infections in Covid-19 had increased dramatically within 10 days.
Abbott said an average of 3,200 Texans are currently hospitalized per day, double the rate in mid-May. Abbott urged the Texans to wear masks and continue to distance themselves socially to slow the spread of the coronavirus. However, he no longer made masks compulsory and did not ask companies to limit services.
One expert described such voluntary guidelines as a “mess” of public health measures.
“To put the obvious, Covid-19 is now spreading at an unacceptable rate in Texas and it needs to be corrected,” said Abbott, a Republican. However, he said that reintroducing home stay orders was a “last resort” and Texas would remain “wide open for business.”