Houston’s ABC News affiliate reports:
Just one day after temporarily pausing the state’s reopening plans, Texas is now increasing restrictions on some businesses in an effort to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Friday’s new order from Texas Governor Greg Abbott includes closing bars effective at noon today (except for to-go service) and reducing capacity at restaurants starting on Monday. Also, outdoor gatherings of 100 or more people must be approved by local governments, with certain exceptions.
BREAKING: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott orders all bars to shutdown today and restaurants must reduce capacity to 50% starting Monday as the state has seen spike in COVID-19. Since June 1, cases in Texas have doubled and hospitalizations have nearly tripled.
— Jeremy Wallace (@JeremySWallace) June 26, 2020
Breaking: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is closing bars and lowering restaurant occupancy back to 50%.
This comes as Texas faces record-high coronavirus cases across the state. https://t.co/nRdQkzCg6s
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) June 26, 2020