WASHINGTON - Gov. Greg Abbott and other Republicans won the praise of the president at the White House.
“Gov. Abbott... when you look at the job he’s done in Texas; I rely on his judgment. And you have parts of Texas, vast parts of Texas where there’s no problem whatsoever. I mean, there’s like literally nothing. And it would be a shame to keep that closed,” President Donald Trump said.
Abbott said there are three main areas that are hot spots in the state – meat packing plants, jails and retirement or nursing homes.
He promised more extensive testing at those places.
Still, only 1.5 percent of Texans have been tested for COVID-19.