Texas Governor Greg Abbott commands restrictions on businesses Friday after Covid-19 gush

Texas Governor Greg Abbott commands restrictions on businesses Friday after Covid-19 gush

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has commanded  restrictions on businesses Friday after the coronavirus [ Covid-19] gush which occured a day after he stopped a phased economic reopening following a surge in coronavirus cases. The state reported a record of almost 6,000 new cases on Thursday.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has commanded  restrictions on businesses Friday after the coronavirus [ Covid-19] gush which occured a day after he stopped a phased economic reopening following a surge in coronavirus cases. The state reported a record of almost 6,000 new cases on Thursday.

Coronavirus has killed more than 124,000 people in the United States, and confirmed cases are surging in a majority of the country. So far, 32 states are reporting an increase in new coronavirus cases this week as compared to the prior week.

Eleven of them report a 50% increase or greater. They include Montana, Idaho, Vermont, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri and Mississippi. Miami began requiring masks in public at 5 p.m. Thursday, and Mayor Francis Suarez says DeSantis should do the same for the whole state.
As more than 30 states battle rising numbers, the US set a daily record for new Covid-19 cases and is averaging more daily cases than ever. And federal health officials warned that the number of people who've been infected is vastly undercounted.

"At this time, it is clear that the rise in cases is largely driven by certain types of activities, including Texans congregating in bars," Abbott said Friday in a news release. Under the new order, bars may remain open for delivery and take-out, including alcoholic beverages. Restaurants can have only 50% capacity for dining in. Rafting and tubing businesses must close. Outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more must be approved by local governments.


Florida on Friday also banned on-premises alcohol consumption at bars, according to a tweet from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. That followed Florida reporting yet another record of new cases -- almost 9,000 in just one day.

Sixty-four counties in Florida had been in Phase 2, which allowed restaurants, bars, and other vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages, with the exception of nightclubs, to operated bars.Nationwide, almost 40,000 coronavirus cases were reported Thursday, surpassing a previous one-day high on April 24, according to Johns Hopkins University. The country is averaging more new cases per day than ever, with a seven-day average of 33,035 on Thursday,  analysis of the Johns Hopkins data shows. "Something's not working," Dr. Anthony Fauci said of the nation's current approach.