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Abbott to reveal plans to reopen Texas economy at noon today

Governor Greg Abbott will hold a press conference on Texas’ economic response to COVID-19 on Friday, April 17th at 12:00PM at the Texas Capitol.

Earlier this week, Abbott hinted that he would be going over details on jump-starting the economy but also said it would be gradual and not everything would open all at once.

“This is not going to be a rush the gates, everybody is able to suddenly reopen all at once,” Abbott said on Monday. “We have to understand that we must reopen in a way in which we are able to stimulate the economy while at the very same time ensuring that we contain the spread of COVID-19.

According to Texas Health and Human Services, there have been 16,455 total cases reported in the state with 393 fatalities and 3,677 recoveries.

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