El Paso judge, mayor face off over legality of coronavirus shutdown order | TheHill (Texas GOP just cannot support health and economy at same time – rather risk death of elderly)

Samaniego told ABC-7 on Friday that he felt the order was “valid, legal and enforceable.” He added that only a court can decide if the order was invalid, which he says it unlikely.

The city of El Paso reported 1,347 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, for a total of 15,666 active cases, and 10 new deaths. There have been 47,052 cases in El Paso since the pandemic began, and 595 deaths.

Source: El Paso judge, mayor face off over legality of coronavirus shutdown order | TheHill