Houston cancels Texas Republican Convention


Houston, Jul 9 (IANS): The US city of Houston has cancelled plans to host the Texas Republican Convention next week due to a surge in the number of new COVID-19 cases across the state, it was announced.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, the city's Mayor Sylvester Turner said: "The public health concern for our first responders, convention workers, and those who would have attended weighed heavily in our decision making. Houston is in the midst of a global health crisis and we are doing everything in our power to combat COVID-19.

"Today I instructed the Houston First Corporation to exercise its right contractually in cancelling the state's Republican Convention that was set to take place next week at GRB (George R. Brown Convention Center).

"We need to do everything we can to mitigate this virus right now... Let's do everything we can to control the blazing fire we are battling."

The convention, scheduled for July 16-18, was expected to draw roughly 6,000 attendees to the indoor centre, reports Politico news.

Texas, along with Florida, Arizona and California, has emerged as one of the nation's largest coronavirus hot spots in recent weeks.

Texas reported a record 10,028 new infections on Tuesday, with a record 9,268 people in state hospitals.

Harris County, where Houston is located, has seen more than 40,000 cases since the pandemic began.

  

LEAVE A COMMENT

Title : Houston cancels Texas Republican Convention


 
 
 
 

 
You have 2000 characters left.

Disclaimer:

Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Daijiworld.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Daijiworld.com be held responsible.


Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image