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Abbott: No Economic Shutdown Over COVID Cases

DALLAS, TX - JULY 08: Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at Dallas's City Hall near the area that is still an active crime scene in downtown Dallas following the deaths of five police officers last night on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Five police officers were killed and seven others were injured in the evening ambush during a march against recent police involved shootings. Investigators are saying the suspect is 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas. This is the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Another economic shutdown is not expected in Texas.

Governor Greg Abbott told reporters today he does not believe it’s worth issuing another stay at home order over coronavirus because it won’t work.

The governor cited rising cases in California and said the virus spreads faster in a home setting.

Abbott says the major problem is making sure the hospital system isn’t overwhelmed but is confident the vaccine will help keep that from happening.

The White House Coronavirus Task Force has recommended the state enact more restrictions due to rising virus cases.


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