Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the next phase of lifting restrictive measures in the region, introduced against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, will begin on May 1. It is reported on Monday, April 27, by Politico.
“We are not going to open up and hope for the best. The opening of Texas should take place in stages,” Abbott stressed.
It is specified that restaurants, retail stores, shopping malls, cinemas, libraries and museums will open in early May, and they will have to limit the number of visitors to 25% of their total capacity for at least two weeks.
If there is no deterioration in the spread of the virus, enterprises are expected to be able to increase the number of customers to 50% by 18 May. Around the same time, the next phase of lifting the restriction is expected, under which hairdressing salons, bars and gyms will be able to return to their work.
In Texas, the phased removal of restrictions due to the coronavirus began April 20. First of all, nature parks were opened, then hospitals were able to perform operations and take tests, and retail stores were allowed to deliver their products.