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'And then, boom': Outbreak shows shaky ground as Texas opens

 

Last updated 4/30/2020 at 7:49pm



TONY GUTIERREZ, JAMIE STENGLE and PAUL J. WEBER

Associated Press

PARIS, Texas (AP) — Barely a week ago, rural Lamar County could make a pretty good argument for Texas' reopening on Friday.

Only a handful of the 50,000 residents here, right on the border with Oklahoma, had tested positive for the coronavirus. None had died. The mayor of Paris, Texas — a pit stop for drivers passing through to snap a selfie with the city's miniaturized Eiffel Tower — had drive-thru virus testing in the works, just to give locals peace of mind. Some wore masks but many saw little reason to bother.

Then a...



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