States Start Locking Borders

States Start Locking Borders

(NewsReady.com) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced new steps to protect his state from the coronavirus on Monday. Three states and four cities were added to the state’s existing quarantine laws to screen travelers from areas with the highest infection rates, minimizing their contact with Texans.

Last Thursday, Abbott issued an executive order requiring anyone who entered Texas by air from an airport in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, plus the city of New Orleans, to spend 14 days in quarantine.

Now Gov. Abbott has extended this restriction to include travelers from California, Louisiana and the state of Washington as well as residents of Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit and Miami. It also applies to visitors who enter Texas by car.

Texas isn’t the only state to impose a quarantine for visitors. Florida is screening any arrivals from “areas heavily affected” by the virus; there are checkpoints at airports as well as on highways into the state. Rhode Island tried to block travelers from New York, but the threat of legal action from governor Andrew Cuomo persuaded them to introduce a more general ban.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. We could be shut down for months or years, but life needs to continue. And just like the numbers below, we need to get back to work, and use cautious with people traveling into low areas from high areas to help the spread. But we also need to be consistent through out the country. Including using masks in public places. And why is it that we have never closed the world due to the flu?
    COVID-19: The first cases appeared in China in late 2019 and the first confirmed case in the United States appeared in January 2020.

    Approximately 5,016,171 cases have been confirmed worldwide. There have been 1,551,853 cases in the U.S. as of May 21, 2020.*

    Flu: The World Health Organization estimates that 1 billion people worldwide get the flu every year.

    In the U.S., for Oct. 1, 2019 – Apr. 4, 2020, the CDC estimates that there were 39 million to 56 million cases of flu. (The CDC does not know the exact number because the flu is not a report able disease in most parts of the U.S.)

  2. These are the same people who want open borders and in some of them have sanctuary cities, but now close their state borders. Borders are important to protect us at all times. Remember that when we are once again free to move from state to state. Build the wall.

  3. You can write and put any executive order you want on a piece of paper. It still will not stop anything! People are selfish. Look how they raided stores thinking only of themselves and not concerned about others. You can’t even get them to follow social distancing guidelines! It is really sad. Lord we need you now!

  4. People need to understand one thing.
    No one has the right to harm or take away any Americans FREEDOM. Being that I said this, I need everyone that believes in freedom to understand that if you transmit a virus, steal, or do anything to anyone you should be locked up for taking other peoples lives, freedom, family or causing illness to others. We are Americans and we need to stand up for each other or we will surely fall.

  5. If all these States and Cities are on Lock Down . Why are all of these people Flying and Driving Around ??

  6. Lol….we can’t stop an idiot with a kilo coming across the border how are we gonna stop something we basically can’t see

  7. NYC, Chicago, Detroit and LA are “Sanctuary” cities.It would be interesting to see a statistic of how many cases reported were “Non Legal” residents…

  8. Richard, you are a racist all. For the sake of pissing you off I’m coming to cough on you and your family!!!!

  9. How will Texas stop travelers driving cars /trucks///\
    Will the governors of states with santuary cities prevent infiltration by illegal aliens???? The Virus may actually have some positive effects!!!
    LOCKDOWN Washington D. C. !!!!!!!!

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