‘The coronavirus has not left Texas’: Gov. Greg Abbott explains vision for reopening Texas’ economy


AUSTIN (KXAN) — On Wednesday, Governor Greg Abbott spoke with KXAN anchors Sydney Benter and Robert Hadlock about his plans for reopening Texas’ economy.

Abbott says the reopening of business in Texas will be strategic.

“The coronavirus has not left the state of Texas,” Abbott said on KXAN News on Wednesday. “The spread has been reduced because people have been staying at home. As soon as they start congregating together in ways that do not continue distancing practices, the spread will rise up again.”

During the small Q&A, Abbott also touched on child care for those getting back to work, saying plans are in the works to make sure that as Texans slowly begin returning to the workplace that there are safe facilities to leave their children at.

Earlier Wednesday, Abbott took another big step effective today to reopen Texas: loosening restrictions on non-emergency surgical procedures.

Another big step comes Friday — when retail stores will be allowed to offer curbside service. 

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