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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said there are "other measures" that the state would take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 before shutting down the economy again.


"As long as we're able to see a leveling off of the number of people who are testing positive, that means that we have begun the process of containing the spread of COVID-19," Abbott told KRIV-TV in Houston on Thursday. "If all those numbers spike once again, we will need to find additional measures to take. And remember this ... the last step that would ever be taken is to lock Texans back down."

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