Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) issued an executive order Thursday requiring all Texans to wear a face covering in public in counties with 20 or more positive coronavirus cases.
Why it matters: It's a stark reversal for the Republican governor that underscores the seriousness of the outbreak in Texas, which set a daily record on Wednesday with more than 5,000 confirmed new cases. On June 3, Abbott issued an executive order banning local governments from imposing fines on people who don't wear masks in public.
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