THU. AM UPDATE: Cruz puts China on notice; Judge rejects Hidalgo request


As coronavirus numbers continue to rise across Texas and the country, Texas Senator Ted Cruz is speaking out against China, where COVID-19 originated.

Cruz told Fox News China has to be held accountable, and he's filed legislation that would sanction Chinese officials.

"The Chinese Communist government has direct responsibility; direct culpability for silencing; for covering it up. When you had brave physicians blowing the whistle, the Chinese government came down on them," Cruz explained. You can watch the rest of that interview below.

Elsewhere:

  • A federal judge in Texas has rejected a petition for the emergency release of up to 4,000 inmates from jail.
  • An inmate released earlier under Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo's original order is back in jail. Quaran Pope is now facing charges of burglary of a motor vehicle.
  • The Houston area reported 311 new cases of the virus yesterday. There were nine deaths in the area, making the total here 114
  • The state of Texas reported 947 new cases yesterday, and 29 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 391.
  • Harris County doubled its testing yesterday; 1,200 people were tested for the virus.
  • UT Health now says the peak for the county will be April 28th, with 31-thousand cases.
  • The health company 'Abbott' says it will ship 4 million coronavirus antibody tests by end of April.
  • Governor Greg Abbott is expected to issue an executive order tomorrow outlining how and when Texas businesses will reopen.
  • The Astros will be one of the teams in Major League Baseball taking part in a COVID-19 study looking at antibodies for the virus.
  • Rockets star James Harden and Kroger are team up to dish out groceries to 5,000 Houston families.

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