- Texas authorities declared a nightly curfew in El Paso due to the coronavirus.
- The curfew in El Paso will be from 10:00 at night to 5:00 in the morning.
- The curfew in El Paso due to the outbreak of the coronavirus is expected to last two weeks.
New restriction: Authorities declared a nightly curfew in El Paso, Texas, for two weeks to stop the outbreak of the coronavirus.
The news agency AP reported Monday that authorities in the border city of El Paso, Texas, urged residents to stay home for two weeks as an increase in coronavirus cases has overwhelmed hospitals.
The increase in infections has also led the state to dedicate part of the city’s civic center as a makeshift health center, AP said.
On Sunday night, the county’s top elected official issued a stay-at-home order that imposes a daily curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., the AP said. Curfew violators in El Paso could be fined $ 500.
Early Sunday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott mentioned that 50 hospital beds would be installed in the city’s convention center and another 50 could be added if necessary.
The state has already sent more than 900 medical staff to El Paso, some of whom will be at the convention center, AP said.
El Paso health authorities reported 772 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, a day after a record 1,216 infections were reported.
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