Texas Governor Declares Statewide Emergency, Says State Will Soon be Able to Test Thousands

Gov. Greg Abbott declares a statewide emergency amid new cases of COVID-19 in the state. Photo credit: Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott declared Friday that the new coronavirus is a statewide public health disaster and said that Texas is on the verge of being able to significantly ramp up its testing capacity. At the same time, he announced that he was directing day cares, nursing homes and prisons to limit ...

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