The state of Texas mandates the use of a mask in counties with more than 20 infections

Texas governor Greg Abbott Thursday made the mandatory use of a mask in all counties with more than 20 coronavirus infections after more than 175,000 people infected in the US have recovered in recent days. with 29 million inhabitants the second most populous in the country.

Abbott’s command is particularly important since the Republican governor was previously unwilling to take such restrictive measures. In fact, last April Abbott prevented local authorities from punishing those who didn’t wear a mask outdoors.

The new taxation comes into effect this Friday at 12 noon and in particular requires that all people over the age of 10 who live in the affected districts wear their masks in public spaces, with certain exceptions when it comes to exercise or eating out. that continue to operate, albeit at a reduced capacity.

The state of Texas mandates the use of a mask in counties with more than 20 infections
The state of Texas mandates the use of a mask in counties with more than 20 infections

Those who ignore Abbott’s new order will first be notified and then fined $ 250, according to the Dallas Morning News, who collected the statement from the governor’s office.

Similar Posts