Texas shuts down bars, restaurants amid COVID-19 surge

News
Countdown to the Big Game on WOWK
February 07 2021 06:00 pm

AUSTIN, TX (AP) – Texas shuts down bars again, scales back restaurant dining in latest rollbacks amid surge in confirmed virus cases.

Gov. Greg Abbott is shutting down bars in Texas again and scaling back restaurant dining.

The moves Friday are the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge. Abbott also said rafting and tubing outfitters on Texas’ popular rivers must close.

He says outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more must be approved by local governments.

Texas has reported more than 17,000 new confirmed cases in the last three days with a record high positive tests of 5,996 on Thursday.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to update it on WOWKTV.com, the WOWK 13 News App, and on 13 News on air.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download the FREE WOWK 13 News App

Washington DC Bureau

More Washington DC Bureau

Don't Miss

Trending Stories