Texas Shuts Down Bars and Restaurants in Reopening Pullback Amid Covid-19 Resurgence

Bars in Texas were ordered to shut and restaurants will face renewed restrictions as Governor Greg Abbott scales back the economic reopening amid a burst of new Covid-19 cases.

The positive-test rate for the virus has surpassed the 10% threshold that Abbott previously warned would trigger restrictions. In the county that encompasses Houston, one of the cities hardest hit by the virus’s second wave, a public health emergency was declared and residents were urged to stay at home.

Under an executive order issued by the governor on Friday, restaurants must limit occupancy to 50% effective June 29, and river-rafting businesses must close completely, according to a statement from his office.

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