With Hospitals Over Capacity, El Paso Imposes Curfew

El Paso’s ABC News affiliate reports:

El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego on Sunday afternoon ordered a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew daily due to El Paso’s coronavirus crisis. The curfew will be in effect for both the county and city starting Sunday night and continuing for two weeks. Law enforcement agencies will enforce the curfew along with the face mask requirement and other mandates, he said.

Earlier Sunday, El Paso topped 11,000 active virus cases as local hospitals experienced a 300% increase in patients. Officials have also announced that the El Paso Convention Center will be converted into a makeshift hospital, with the federal government also sending aid. There was a plan put into place by local hospitals to airlift some patients to hospitals elsewhere in the state due to the lack of bed space.