“Texas is aggressively pursuing and implementing all necessary strategies to limit the impact of COVID-19, and I thank President Trump for his swift action to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Texas,” said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in a statement on Wednesday. “The President’s declaration opens up new sources of funding for individual and public assistance that will help Texas respond to this public health emergency and protect public health and safety.”
The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China before it was transmitted worldwide.
President Trump just granted a Major Disaster Declaration for Texas.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 25, 2020
The disaster declaration allows federal funding for state and some local governments as well as certain private nonprofit organizations.
So far, nearly 1,000 CCP virus cases have been confirmed in the state.
President Trump has said he would like the United States to get back to business by Easter, which is April 12.
“I would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter,” he said on Fox News.
“Easter’s a very special day for me. Wouldn’t it be great to have all of the churches full?” Trump added to Fox. “You’ll have packed churches all over our country. I think it would be a beautiful time.”
Until then, the Coronavirus Task Force is urging all Americans to adhere to the “15 Days to Slow the Spread” campaign to urgently reduce the spread of the virus.
— U.S. Surgeon General (@Surgeon_General) March 24, 2020