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US Texas. Wearing a mask is no longer compulsory, the State wants to reopen its businesses to 100%

12:53  03 march  2021
12:53  03 march  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Une femme façonne un chapeau Stetson devant des clients alors qu’elle porte un masque au magasin de fabrication à Garland, Texas, en pleine pandémie de coronavirus, le 21 juillet 2020. © VALERIE MACON / AFP A woman shapes a Stetson hat in front of customers while she wears a mask at the manufacturing store in Garland , Texas, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, July 21, 2020.

In the United States, wearing a mask is no longer compulsory in the second most populous state, which wants its businesses to reopen at 100%, announced Texas Governor Greg Abbott this Tuesday, March 2.

The Republican Governor of Texas , Greg Abbott, on Tuesday March 2 announced the end of wearing the mandatory mask and the total reopening of businesses, estimating that the second most populous state of United States had " means of protecting » its population from coronavirus .

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" As of next Wednesday, all businesses of all types can open at 100% of their capacity ", the governor said in a decree which " puts an end to the compulsory wearing of the mask throughout the State " in place since July 2020.

I just announced Texas is OPEN 100%.

EVERYTHING.

I also ended the statewide mask mandate.

- Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 2, 2021

" Texas can now afford to protect Texans"

"Thanks to medical advances in vaccines and antibody treatments, Texas now has the means to protect Texans' virus, added Greg Abbott.

Even if "the Covid-19 has not disappeared" , the southern state of the country "is in a much better position" than in October, when the capacity of shops was limited to 75%.

“Now is the time to open Texas 100%,” , he said during a visit to a restaurant in Lubbock, northwest.

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"The freedom to determine their own destiny"

"For almost six months, too many Texans have been denied the opportunity to work, too many small business leaders have struggled to pay their bills" , a added Greg Abbott. “We make sure that all businesses and families in Texas have the freedom to determine their own destiny. "

Companies can, however, limit the reception capacity of their premises or set up health protocols, underlines the governor's decree.

Nearly 44,000 people have died from Covid-19 in Texas since the start of the epidemic, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

"I am very worried"

Monday, March 1, the director of the American Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the main federal public health agency in the country, warned against any slackening, especially on the wearing a mask.

"I am very worried about reports that more and more states are lifting precisely the measures we have recommended to protect people" , Rochelle Walensky told a press briefing. “Now is not the time to relax the critical devices that we know can stop the spread of Covid-19. "

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