Texas Governor Greg Abbott, seen here donning a mask in September, announced on Tuesday that he would lift the state’s mask mandate.
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Updated at 4:28 p.m. ET
Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced that he was lifting the state’s mask mandate and increasing the capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent. Abbott, a Republican, said warrants were no longer needed due to advances in vaccines and therapies to protect against COVID-19.
His new decree goes into effect on March 10 and overturns most of the governor’s previous decrees. related to the coronavirus.
“With medical advances in vaccines and therapeutic antibody drugs, Texas now has the tools to protect Texans from the virus,” Abbott said in his address to the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce.
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