Texas: El Paso is in curfew due to coronavirus outbreak

El Paso, Texas had to open mobile morgues to contain all the people who are dying Ricardo Samaniego, El Paso County Judge, ordered a curf...

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  • El Paso, Texas had to open mobile morgues to contain all the people who are dying
  • Ricardo Samaniego, El Paso County Judge, ordered a curfew so as not to spread the coronavirus
  • Just on Sunday, November 8, the authorities reported more than 5,000 new cases

El Paso touch remains. The pandemic The coronavirus is ravaging the population of El Paso, Texas, right on the border with Ciudad Juárez, in Mexico.

The regrowth of a second wave The deadly COVID-19 has caused dozens of deaths, to the point that the city’s morgue has been overflowing with corpses and that is why the authorities made a decision.

Ricardo Samaniego, the judge of the El Paso County, wants the city to enter a restraining order again so that the population does not go out to the streets due to the risk of infection.

Through an order from Judge Samaniego, the County of El Paso opened two more mobile units, the fifth and the sixth so far this year, to house the bodies of patients who died from the deadly coronavirus.

Last week, which ran from November 2 to 6, El Paso County recorded 93 deaths according to official figures from authorities.

“This is not looking good … we may have up to 20 deaths per day in the next two or three weeks, maybe even more,” Judge Samaniego said at a press conference, given the spike in deaths in the city.

Judge Samaniego even launched a harsh self-criticism: “Here we go towards the second week with very little evidence that we are doing everything correctly.”

Samaniego even issued a statement asking the population of El Paso, the majority of Hispanic descent, to also be responsible.

“I call on each El Paso resident to be responsible and do everything in their power not only to protect themselves, their loved ones, their neighbors and friends,” Samaniego claimed.

The authorities of El Paso, Texas have asked the population to be aware of the seriousness of the public health problem (PHOTO: Courtesy of the City of El Paso)

The communiqué with which Samaniego addressed the population included a curfew order for all citizens.

Judge Samaniego’s order prevents any citizen from walking on the streets of the El Paso metropolitan area between 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the next day.

According to the authorities’ statement, only people who have essential needs, and who can verify it, may circulate within the hours of the curfew.

The curfew is effective until the morning of Friday, November 13, 2020. However, if the infections do not stop, Judge Samaniego would consider extending it for other days.

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Judge Samaniego also ordered that tattoo parlors, hairdressers and barber shops, pedicure and manicure salons, gyms, massage centers and dinner in restaurants be closed to the public until further notice.

The order includes the entire El Paso metropolitan area as well as the surrounding cities of Socorro, San Elizario, Vinton, Clint, Horizon and Anthony, as well as any towns or villages within the county’s jurisdiction.

The situation with the coronavirus in El Paso County is so serious that only in the last three days of last week the forensic authorities collected 48 deaths from the deadly virus that plagues the world.

According to the statistics of the Texas State Department of Health (DSHS, for its acronym in English) El Paso County registers 64,158 cases as of Monday, November 9, 2020 and already counts 697 deaths.

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According to DSHS at least 5,404 new cases were reported as of Sunday, November 8, 2020 in an unprecedented increase for any other Texas county in just one week.

According to the daily studies of the John Hopkins University (JHU) The United States ranks disgraceful first in the world with 10 million coronavirus cases and 239,449 deaths.

The JHU opened a Coronavirus Research Center, with updates every two hours, in which epidemiologists, pulmonologists, mathematical experts in statistics and biologists collaborate, among other disciplines.

According to the scientists who collaborate with the JHU, the world already has more than 50 million confirmed cases and more than a million deaths, in a pandemic that hits the five continents.

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With the two new mobile units to house bodies ordered by Judge Samaniego, they will be parked outside the El Paso Medical Examiner’s Office so that county legislators can issue death certificates on site.

Judge Samaniego insisted in his press conference on Monday, November 9, that the order to the population to stay at home during the appointed hours is not something that should cause confusion since it has been very clear and specific.

“The county order for them to stay at home is in effect and will be enforced with the full force of our authorities … I don’t think there should be any confusion about that,” Samaniego even told the El Paso County Commissioners.

Judge Samaniego, as an authority figure selected in popular election, is the person most responsible for the safety and well-being of all residents of El Paso County and who decides the steps to be taken in emergency situations.

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