HOUSTON, June 27– A little city on the borders of Houston, Texas has set up a curfew starting today night due to rising cases of the unique coronavirus, the latest relocation by authorities in some southern and western states to backtrack on their reopening strategies.
Highlighting the getting worse spread of the virus, Florida this morning reported 9,585 new infections in the last 24 hours, marking a record high for a second day, and 24 additional deaths from Covid-19, the health problem caused by the coronavirus.
The mayor of Galena Park, a community of 10,000 people east of Houston, stated she was observing a warning from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, who the other day raised the general public threat level to its most serious, a sign people need to shelter in the house.
” It is important to continue to practice great health, stay home as much as possible, avoid unneeded journeys, events, and use a face-covering at all times when you leave your house,” Mayor Esmeralda Moya said in a declaration late on Friday.
Galena Park’s curfew will range from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.
The United States taped more than 45,000 brand-new cases of Covid-19 the other day, the largest single-day boost of the pandemic, according to a Reuters tally, bringing the total number of Americans who have tested positive to a minimum of 2.48 million.
The brand-new record for positive Covid-19 tests came as Texas and other states at the centre of a new surge in infections took steps back from efforts to ease limitations on businesses, threatening a hoped-for economic healing and jobs.
In a reversal of his early transfer to relax constraints, Texas Governor Greg Abbott yesterday purchased bars across the state to close and required restaurants to limit indoor seating capability to 50 per cent. Florida, another state that resumed its economy relatively rapidly, told bar owners in the state to right away stop serving alcohol on their facilities.– Reuters