Texas: Governor Abbott closes state parks and historic sites beginning Tuesday after coronavirus clobber the state

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Governor Greg Abbott announced closure of all state parks and historic sites beginning Tuesday evening in order to stop spread of deadly coronavirus.
 
The governor directed the state Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission to shut down all state parks and historic sites in an effort to practice social distancing and prevent social gatherings of groups of people.
 
 
Historic sites and state parks will remain close to the public starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday and will reopen only after the Governor give further instructions.
 
Governor Abbott said in his statement that social distancing is the only best took to fight the spreading coronavirus. He further added that the state parks and historic sites closure is temporary. He requested Texans to stay at home and leave for shops only for essential services.
 
Texas has more than 7,200 COVID-19 cases and 140 deaths so far.

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