Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced that state authorities will begin lifting restrictions due to the Coronavirus from May 1.
Abbott said that the executive decree (on quarantine) has performed its duties and contributed to slowing the increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, adding that he will wait until it expires on April 30, to begin the reopening of the economy.
Shops, restaurants and cinemas are scheduled to open in Texas on May 1, but they will not operate at full capacity and will receive 35% of the normal number of customers.
Offices and museums will also be opened.
For a while, barbershops and sports clubs will remain closed, but Abbott has vowed to open them as soon as possible.
On the other hand, US President Donald Trump said that the federal authorities recommend the states to reopen the economy as soon as possible but taking into account safety standards.
It is noteworthy that the number of corona injuries in Texas exceeded 25 thousand cases with 679 deaths recorded, according to data from “The New York Times”.
Texas will be one of the first states to lift strict quarantine measures.