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Texas Governor Greg Abbott is facing criticism after he blamed young residents for the spike in the state’s coronavirus cases.

USA reports, the governor told Lubbock’s KLBK-TV:

“What we’re seeing there is that people of that age group, they’re not following these appropriate best health and safety practices,” he said in an interview Monday with Lubbock’s KLBK-TV. “They’re not wearing face masks, they’re not sanitizing their hands, they’re not maintaining the safe distancing practices. And as a result, they are contracting COVID-19 at a record pace in the state of Texas.”

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The state reopened in April, bars opened at the end of May, and restaurants also reopened to 75% capacity. Abbott believes that people let their guard down and have stopped going out without a mask.  Between Memorial day celebrations and protests, a Texas Department of State Health Services spokesman said it is too soon to have data supporting that 20-somethings are contracting coronavirus at a record pace.

Since the governor’s comment, #TexasCOVID started to trend on Twitter.  Here’s what the residents had to say:



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