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Houston Mayor Pleads with Republicans to Cancel Texas Convention Amid Coronavirus Surge

HeadlineJul 08, 2020

Health facilities across Florida, Texas, Arizona and California are grappling with a surge in coronavirus patients as hospitals run out of ICU beds and run low on protective gear for medical workers. On Tuesday, Texas reported more than 10,000 cases in a day for the first time. Meanwhile, the Republican Party in Texas is planning to go ahead with holding an in-person state convention in Houston next week despite opposition from the city’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, who appeared on CNN on Tuesday.

Mayor Sylvester Turner: “Bringing 6,000 people together indoors over a two-to-three-day event is not good on any level, not in the midst of a pandemic.”

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