Texas governor Abbott orders that masks be used, limits gatherings to 10 people




  • In US
  • 2020-07-02 20:43:27Z
  • By Reuters
Texas governor Abbott orders that masks be used, limits gatherings to 10 people
Texas governor Abbott orders that masks be used, limits gatherings to 10 people  

(Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a statewide order that face masks must be worn in public in counties with more than 20 coronavirus cases, according to a written statement released by the governor's office.

Abbott also gave local authorities the power to limit gatherings to no more than 10 people in Texas, where coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations have been spiking. The governor has resisted calls from local leaders for more than two months to force everyone in Texas to wear masks.


(Reporting by Brad Brooks in Lubbock, Texas; Editing by Chris Reese)

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