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The US state of Texas begins implementing a face-covering


The US state of Texas begins implementing a face-covering

The US state of Texas begins implementing a face-covering order amid the increasing number of COVID-19 cases

HOUSTON, July 3 (Xinhua) - The US state of Texas added more than 7,500 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, as the face-mask order went into effect statewide.

According to the Texas Health and Human Services Authority, as of Friday, 183,532 confirmed cases of Covid-19 had been recorded in the state, an increase of 7,555 cases from ThursdayThe death toll is 2575.

Starting at noon on Friday, the face-covering has gone into operation statewideThe order, issued by Texas Governor Greg Abbott the day before, requires all people to wear face coverings over the nose and mouth in public places in Texas counties.

Also on Friday, Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, the largest city in the state, made a statement about a decision by the Republican Party in Texas to proceed with an internal conference with personal attendance amid the spike in COVID-19 cases.

The conference is scheduled to take place from July 16-18 at the George RBrown Convention Center in Downtown HoustonThe decision was made by the state's Republican Executive Committee.

"Now that the Executive Committee has made a decision to move forward, the city will decide what steps to take to protect the health and safety of employees, visitors and the general public," said Turner, who earlier expressed his hope that the internal conference to be held in personal attendance will be changed to an internal conference. hypothetical.

"At a minimum, wearing a face mask will be a condition of attendance and service. However, I also hope that, within the next few days, the party leadership will reconsider the matter due to the increasing number of cases of Covid-19, the increase in hospitalization rate, and the shortage of beds in the country," the statement stated. Intensive Care Units.