El Paso, Texas – El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samanico on Wednesday announced a curfew order for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The curfew will run from December 23 to 26 from 10 pm to 5 am and again from December 30 to January 4.
El Pasoans will be exempted from the curfew order to go to work, shop for essentials or seek medical help, which primarily targets community gatherings.
“We’re going to focus more on bad actors,” the judge said of the curfew order enforcement plans.
The new curfew order is similar to the one imposed by the judge during Thanksgiving.
Following Thanksgiving, El Paso did not enjoy the kind of spike seen at viral events after the summer holidays. The judge said he believed the Thanksgiving curfew order had played a role in preventing a post-holiday viral outbreak.
“We have not yet come out of the woods,” the judge stressed, adding that he was surrounded by health workers who supported his curfew order, noting that 24% of all hospitals in the country are currently the result of the virus.
County Mork currently holds 295 corpses, most of them Govt-19 victims, as there are backlinks to funeral homes from El Paso’s viral death toll.
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