Texas shuts down bars again and scales back restaurant dining with surge in confirmed virus cases
On Friday Republican Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge.
“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. “The actions in this executive order are essential to our mission to swiftly contain this virus and protect public health.”