World, Coronavirus Pandemic: Updates From Around The World

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Texas governor implements statewide mask mandate

The governor of Texas issued an executive order mandating face coverings in public places in counties with 20 or more positive Covid-19 cases

7/2/2020 11:48:00 PM

The governor of Texas issued an executive order mandating face coverings in public places in counties with 20 or more positive Covid-19 cases

The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. In many places, as countries reopen, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Follow here for the latest.

From CNN's Nikki CarvajalPoolVice President Mike Pence, on a swing of states with sharp rises in Covid-19 cases, has been changing his tone on the virus, declaring in Arizona and Florida that the country “will flatten the curve.”In recent remarks, Pence has said the curve has already been flattened.

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“We will slow the spread,” Pence said, alongside Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Dr. Deborah Birx on Thursday. “We will flatten the curve. And we will save lives and we will bring Florida’s economy back bigger and better than ever before.”He made a similar statement in Arizona on Wednesday.

As recently as two weeks ago, Pence said he was “proud to report” that “we slowed the spread. We flattened the curve. We cared for the most vulnerable, and we saved lives,” in remarks at a steel plant in Michigan. Even at the time, that was false. Case counts were on the increase or flat in most states, according to data provided by Johns Hopkins which tracks cases across the US.

Speaking to reporters Thursday, Pence said the federal government is “considering” and will be “processing in very short order” a request for additional medical personnel to deal with coronavirus cases in Florida.But Pence still stressed the need to “keep opening back up our economy,” even as cases surge nationwide.

“Even in these challenging times,” Pence said, “we’re continuing to see America’s economy coming back, Americans going back to work.” He also thanked the DeSantis for his “efforts to open up Florida again,” before touting jobs numbers. Read more: CNN Breaking News »

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But it’s definitely not the protests lol let’s all blame trump, and the governor, and republicans lol THANKS FOR NOTHING BLM, LIBTARDS, and democrats For a hoax? 🤔.........😂🤣. Some people have to learn the hard way but unfortunately at the expense of innocent people. Why the doctor wear a mask? I WILL NOT COMPLY GregAbbott_TX

And here we go with the crazies, screaming how unconstitutional it is to wear a mask and how it goes against the very fiber of Christianity. The horror of having to enforce masks with your base is going to be a challenge. Good luck, God is with you! ProjectLincoln NicolleDWallace but Fauci says masks are good and Texas just said they have nothing to learn from him. So confused

Lock that bitch down The fascists are multiplying... Unconstitutional So Trumps war on masks didnt keep people safe then? But it’s a hoax and all under control. Time to get the lunatic pence and trump out And only 4 months too late. Good work. Texas now has a better plan than Wisconsin. This needs to be nationwide in any counties with 20 or more active cases.

So Dumb .... Dont go out if you don’t want to get Fake Virus Late but finally Violation of my rights! Not wearing a mask! You brave enough to see what's coming? 👇 It’s about damn time Mask instructions for TRUMPETTES!! Just do it for the entire state. There should have been federal mandates from the get go. These half assed mandates are doing us no good. Let’s close beaches in LA County only to have them all travel down to OC beaches. Makes no sense! US is getting f**ked as it should!

If 14% of Loving County is COVID positive, they still would not be required to wear masks. is he the same Governor who didnt require mask a month ago smh He needs how to be a Republican lessons from AZ's Gov Doug Ducey. Leave the decision up to the mostly Dem mayors of your largest cities and deflect all that MAGA anger on to them instead of yourself.

20 or more? Should be statewide AbbottResign texans are going to ignore him and get the virus to own the libs lmao Uh huh. Too little, too late, GovAbbott Now, make DanPatrick wear one. Good job Harassment! Anti-freedom! He’s a lot late to the party, isn’t he, brandon_on_twit? There’s covid in Texas? How did the democratic hoax make it all the way till there? 🤷🏽‍♂️

But what about muh freedom? I identify as a black male. I was born a white male, but at age 32, I feel the need to transition. Kind of like putting on a condom after you’ve already cum and knocked her up. COVIDIOTS For now It is necessary. Mandatory face coverings in Texas? Good luck with that trump COVIDー19 Corona Floridacoronavirus TexasCOVID TrumpOut2020 World's WORST Covid response: Denial Lockdown way too late Lack of tests Reopening way too early 1st becomes 2nd wave Zero compassion Worldwide highest death toll Out of control

Ummm, why didn’t he do this months ago? He just waited until a full on outbreak He should address the Karens and Kevins. They're the problem.

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Texas Doctors Ask State Republicans To Call Off Mask-Optional ConventionThe Texas Medical Association is asking the Texas Republican Party to postpone its in-person, mask-optional convention scheduled for July 16-18 in Houston Never thought I'd see Roe v. Wade brought up in this context So why is there a bandana around her neck? 🤦🏼‍♂️ let 'em link up and die

Texas Doctors Ask State Republicans To Call Off Mask-Optional ConventionThe convention is expected to bring thousands to hard-hit Houston in what Texas Republicans bill as 'the largest political gathering in the free world.' Weird, I didn’t hear the doctors asking the protestors to hold off on their events Make America great again. Oh, the irony in that photo. Face palm.

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