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Gov. Greg Abbott Resists Calls for Statewide Shelter-in-Place; Moves to Expand Hospital Capacity

Gov. Greg Abbott Resists Calls for Statewide Shelter-in-Place; Moves to Expand Hospital Capacity

In an effort to free up hospital beds in anticipation of an influx of patients sick with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, Abbott ordered health care professionals to postpone “all surgeries that are not medically necessary” and suspended regulations to allow hospitals to treat more than one patient in a room.

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