Texas eases virus lockdown despite highest one-day death toll

Houston (AFP) – Texas on Friday became the largest US state to begin easing coronavirus lockdown measures despite reporting a single-day high in deaths.Stores, restaurants, movie theaters, malls, museums and libraries were allowed to reopen in the Lone Star State but with limited occupancy — just 25 percent of their capacity.Texans will also be allowed to participate in outdoor sports provided no more than four players take part at one time.But Governor Greg Abbott sounded a note of caution, tweeting that “Texans should continue to practice social distancing” and follow health guidelines.”Fac…

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