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El Paso imposes curfew as virus cases overwhelm hospitals

7 monthes ago   |   By My Sanantonio

EL PASO, Texas - Residents in the Texas border city of El Paso have been urged to stay home for two weeks as a spike in coronavirus cases overwhelms hospitals, prompting the state to dedicate part of the city's civic center as a makeshift care center for the ill.
El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego on Sunday night issued a stay home order with a daily curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Violators could be fined $500 under the order.
“We are in a crisis stage,” said Samaniego, the county's top elected official.
Earlier Sunday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said 50 hospital beds will be set up in the...
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The Latest: El Paso under curfew, sees hospitals overwhelmed

7 monthes ago   |   By My Sanantonio

EL PASO, Texas - Residents in the Texas border city of El Paso have been urged to stay home for two weeks as a spike in coronavirus cases overwhelms hospitals.
The uptick in virus cases has also prompted the state to dedicate part of the city's civic center as a makeshift heath care center for the ill. On Sunday night, El Paso County's top elected official issued a stay-at-home order that imposes a daily curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Violators could be fined $500 under the order.
Earlier Sunday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said 50 hospital beds will be set up in the city's convention center and...
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