Wednesday Afternoon KTRH Covid-19 Update


Editor’s Note: Hot off the press, these are the stories we're including in newscasts this afternoon on KTRH. Our newscasts are typed in ALL CAPS.

HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE LINA HIDALGO HAS SIGNED AN ORDER TO RELEASE LOW RISK INMATES FROM THE COUNTY JAIL. IT MAY TAKE A DAY OR MORE FOR RELEVANT AGENCIES TO WEIGH IN BEFORE ANYONE IS RELEASED.

MAYOR TURNER SAYS THE CITY OF HOUSTON IS TAKING $5 MILLION FROM THE CITY'S *ECONOMIC STABALIZATION FUND* TO COVER EXPENSES FOR CORONAVIRUS.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY JUDGE MARK KEOUGH SAYS DON'T GET YOUR NEWS FROM SOCIAL MEDIA, DENOUNCING WHAT HE CALLS DISHONEST AND THREATENING RUMORS OF MARTIAL LAW.

HOUSTON I-S-D RESUMES PROVIDING FAMILIES WITH FOOD ON MONDAY.

TEXAS REPORTS ANOTHER 326 CASES OF COVID-19 IN THE STATE TODAY, UP TO 4,123. THERE HAVE BEEN 64 DEATHS IN THE LONE STAR STATE.

TEXAS HAS A NEW VIRTUAL-ASSISTANT *CHATBOT* TO HELP SIGN UP FOR UNEMPLOYMENT THROUGH THE TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION. IT CAN ANSWER BASIC QUESTIONS.

IN A MAJOR MEDICAL FIRST -- HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL HAS BEEN GIVEN FAST-TRACKED F-D-A APPROVAL TO GIVE BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS FROM RECOVERED COVID 19 PATIENTS TO SOME WHO ARE CRITICALLY ILL.

THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE SI REQUIRING EXCLUSIVE-PROVIDER-NETWORKS AND HEALTH-MAINTENANCE-ORGANIZATIONS TO COVER COVID 19 TESTING AND RELATED DOCTOR'S VISITS. PATIENTS CAN GET TESTING WITHOUT PAYING DEDUCTIBLES, CO-INSURANCE OR CO-PAYS.

OIL GIANT BAKER HUGHES IS USING THEIR 3-D PRINTERS TO MAKE PLASTIC FACE SHIELDS AND OTHER DEVICES FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS.

FRIDAY IS THE DEADLINE TO ROLL-OVER OR REQUEST A REFUND FOR RODEO TICKETS.

Empty cinema or concert hall due to Coronavirus Covid-19 virus outbreak

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