EL PASCO, Texas – El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniogio on Wednesday announced curfews for Christmas and New Year holiday periods on Coronovirus out of concern.
This curfew will last from 23 to 26 December from 10 am to 5 am and again from 30 December to 4 January.
El Pasoan will be exempt from the curfew to go to work, shop for essentials or seek medical care, which primarily targets social ceremonies.
“We’re going to focus a lot on bad actors,” the judge said of the curfew enforcement plans.
The new curfew is similar to a judge imposed during the Thanksgiving period.
After Thanksgiving, El Paso did not experience the kind of spike in cases of the virus after the summer vacation. The judge said he believed the Thanksgiving curfew played a role in avoiding the rise of post-holiday viruses.
“We are not out of the woods yet,” the judge asserted, adding that he was awash by health workers showing support for his curfew order, noting that 24% of the virus currently results in all hospitals locally is.
He also said that the county morgue was currently holding 295 bodies, most of them Kovid-19 victims, as there were backlogs in funeral homes from El Paso’s virus-dying toll.
You can watch the judge’s full comment from the courthouse in the video player below.
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