The republican governor of Texas announced Thursday to make the masks mandatory in public places of its great State of the south, where cases of coronavirus explode.
“We can maintain firms open and develop our economy so that Texans can continue to earn a living, but this requires that each of us plays his role to protect each other, which involves covering the face in public spaces “, said in a press release, Greg Abbott, an ally of president Donald Trump.
Published on the eve of the weekend of the national day of the american, the decree of the governor also gives local officials the power to prohibit certain gatherings of more than ten people outside.
Texas is one of the States to have re-opened its economy in early may, a process of déconfinement put in a “break” last Thursday.
Greg Abbott had interrupted the surgical operations are not essential in the larger cities in order to free up more space for the sick of the Covid-19 in the hospitals.
Last Friday, the governor has also put an end to services in the room in the bars.
Thursday, Texas has reported almost 8 000 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total to 175 977 cases and 2 525 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
Other State of the South became a hotbed of contamination, the Florida has reported 10 000 tests positive additional Thursday, breaking his record of new cases.
Due to the magnitude of the health crisis, the county Miami-Wade, the most populous in the country, with nearly 2.7 million residents, announced the port of the mask mandatory in public, except in places of worship.