(TheFreedomFlag.com)- Just as we thought it was going away, it looks like the Chinese coronavirus is back with a vengeance. Texas and Florida, who recently started enjoying bars and restaurants again, have told bars to stop serving alcohol on-site on Friday. It comes as a surge of COVID-19 cases in both states breaks records and forces the White House to revive the coronavirus task force.
As a result of the surge in cases, the task force will be reassembling and giving the first public press briefing in nearly two months.
Texas and Florida are home to almost 50 million people, and while they didn’t feel the same kind of impact from the virus that New York felt initially, the states are now seeing what it’s like to suffer a COVID outbreak. It was only a matter of time…
The United States is the worst-hit country in the world when it comes to the Chinese coronavirus, and for a couple of reasons. First of all, the United States is gigantic, with states varying in size and population, and with local governments choosing to take different action to control the spread of the virus. Secondly, the United States has issued more tests than any other country in the world, meaning case numbers have spiked.
After weeks of cases plateauing, however, new cases are rising back to April levels.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that there is a “clear” rise in virus transmission that is “largely driven by certain types of activities, including Texas congregating in bars.”
As a result, bars will now only be able to serve take-out services, as they did earlier this year. Restaurants won’t be forced to close completely, but will only be able to serve a 50% capacity limit indoors, and if more than 100 people wish to gather outdoors then it will require approval from the local government.
The steps are not a return to total lockdown, but will once again reduce interaction between Texans and help reduce the spread of the virus.
Overt in Florida, a record-breaking number of new cases, spiking to 8,942, occurred on Friday alone. That was accompanied by 212 hospitalizations and 39 deaths.
As a result, Florida has suspended the consumption of alcohol at bars all over the state.