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El Paso imposes curfew as virus cases overwhelm hospitals


October 27, 2020

Denise Cathey – Associated Press

Cheerleaders from Porter Early College High School wear face masks while cheering on the sideline Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, during a high school football game at Sams Memorial Stadium in Brownsville, Texas.

EL PASO, Texas - Residents in the Texas border city of El Paso have been urged to stay home for two weeks as a spike in coronavirus cases overwhelms hospitals, prompting the state to dedicate part of the city's civic center as a makeshift care center for the ill.

El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego on Sunday night issued a stay home order with a daily curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Violators could be fined $500 under the order, but the curfew does not apply to people who are going to or from work or out for essential services, including grocery stores and healthcare.

"We are in a crisis stage," said Samaniego, the county's top elected official.


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