El Paso Issues New Curfew As 'Perfect Storm' Approaches With Arrival Of Holidays

The new curfew for El Paso County, Texas went into effect just after midnight Wednesday and runs through Monday. The judge who issued the order said it was "not as rigid" as he wanted.
An inmate from the El Paso County detention facility prepares to load bodies wrapped in plastic into a refrigerated temporary morgue trailer. Source: Mario Tama

With new coronavirus infections raging across the nation, El Paso, Texas, which has hit particularly hard by the virus, implemented a new curfew that started just after midnight Wednesday local time.

According to the order, the curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily is slated to run through Nov. 30.

Most nonessential businesses are allowed to operate at up to 50% capacity. Restaurants in the

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