KTRH Thursday Afternoon Covid 19 Update


Here's what we're reporting this afternoon on KTRH, in the ALL Caps format we use to type our newscasts.

DR. PETER HOTEZ OF BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE WARNS THAT HOUSTON COULD BECOME THE NATION'S NEXT HOT SPOT, CITING NEW YORK AND NEW ORLEANS' EXPERIENCES AND THEIR SIMILAR DEMOGRAPHICS. HE SAYS THE *STAY AT HOME* ORDER MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE.

RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF LAREDO, TEXAS CAN BE FINED A THOUSAND DOLLARS OR JAILED FOR SIX MONTHS FOR NOT WEARING A MASK OR FACE SHIELD TO PROTECT THEIR NOSE AND MOUTH WHEN ENTERING PUBLIC BUILDINGS, USING MASS TRANSIT OR PUMPING GAS. THE CITY COUNCIL PASSED THE MEASURE THIS WEEK.

THE OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE, THE WORLD'S LARGEST GATHERING OF THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY, IS CANCELLED. THE HOUSTON EVENT HAD BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FALL BUT ORGANIZERS HAVE DECIDED TO CANCEL THE 2020 EVENT.

SPACE CENTER HOUSTON ANNOUNCES THEY WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ARE ASKED TO DONATE SURGICAL MASKS, GLOVES, GOWNS, SHOE COVERS, HAIR COVERS, GOGGLES, N95 MASKS AND FULL FACIAL SHIELDS AS WELL AS CLEANING SUPPLIES. PLEASE TAKE THEM TO THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ON AIRPORT ROAD IN CONROE.

MISSOURI CITY COUNCIL-MEMBER JEFFREY BONEY IS A CASE STUDY IN THE PROGRESSION OF COVID-19 IN SOMEONE WHO TESTED POSITIVE WITHOUT SYMPTOMS. HE'S NOW IN INTENSIVE CARE AT UNITED MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WITH A BLOOD CLOT DISCOVERED IN A LUNG. BONEY WAS HOSPITALIZED LAST WEEKEND.

LINES GO ON FOR BLOCKS AT THE FREE TESTING SITE AT FOREST BROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL THAT BEGAN OPERATIONS THIS MORNING. THE SITE WAS SELECTED FOR ITS PROXIMITY TO SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

TEX-DOT WILL BEGIN WORKING ON A WESTHEIMER ROAD RESURFACING PROJECT 24 HOURS A DAY SINCE THERE ARE FEWER CARS ON THE ROAD. THE FIRST PHASE CUTS OFF TWO LANES EACH WAY FROM 610 TO FOUNTAIN VIEW AND WILL TAKE ALL OF APRIL, AND THEN WORK WILL CONTINUE UNTIL WESTHEIMER IS REPAVED ALL THE WAY TO DAIRY ASHFORD.

HOMICIDES AND ROBBERIES ARE DOWN, SAYS HOUSTON POLICE CHIEF ART ACAVEDO OF CRIME STATSITICS OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS. HE SAYS SINCE THE *STAY HOME - WORK SAFE* ORDER WENT INTO EFFECT, BURGLARIES AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULTS ARE UP CLOSE TO 20% AND CASES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UP SIX PERCENT.

A THIRD EXECUTION IN TEXAS HAS BEEN STAYED BY THE STATE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS SINCE THE COID19 OUTBREAK BEGAN. FABIAN HERNANDEZ OF EL PASO WAS SLATED FOR EXECUTION APRIL 23.

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