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Texas mandates the closure of all state parks; days before Easter Sunday

Texas mandates the closure of all state parks; days before Easter Sunday

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Texas mandates the closure of all state parks; days before Easter Sunday

Texas mandates the closure of all state parks; days before Easter Sunday (photo via Gettyimages)

Texas mandates the closure of all state parks; days before Easter Sunday

The Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott has given the order to close all state parks and historic sites as part of efforts to reinforce restrictions on social distancing and prevent large groups of people from gathering.

The order takes effect Tuesday at 5 pm and will reopen when directed by the governor.

The measure was announced days before Easter Sunday when some families go to parks to celebrate the occasion.

“Social distancing is our best tool to combat the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and save lives,” said Abbott.

“The temporary closure of our parks and historic sites will help us prevent groups of people from gathering. He stressed to them that they continue to respect the order to stay at home and that they only leave for essential services while we respond to the pandemic, ” the president explained.

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