MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sun, 24 Jan 2021 16:14:56 +0000 Two-week COVID shutdown ordered in El Paso, Texas http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/0a36e12c60af4527a0add4dcbe3979da Officials in El Paso County, Texas ordered a two-week shutdown of non-essential activities on Thursday after a coronavirus outbreak overwhelmed the area’s medical resources. Hospitals in El Paso have built tents to house COVID-19 patients. (Oct. 30) 0a36e12c60af4527a0add4dcbe3979da Fri, 30 Oct 2020 09:41:12 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART MANDATORY CREDIT KVIA, NO ACCESS EL PASO MARKET, NO USE US BROADCAST NETWORKS, NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE/PART MANDATORY CREDIT EL PASO COUNTY GOVERNMENTKVIA - MANDATORY CREDIT KVIA, NO ACCESS EL PASO MARKET, NO USE US BROADCAST NETWORKS, NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVEEl Paso, Texas - 28 October 20201. Tent outside hospital2. Inside of tent3. Curtains separating beds inside tentEL PASO COUNTY GOVERNMENT - MANDATORY CREDIT EL PASO COUNTY GOVERNMENTEl Paso, Texas - 29 October 20204. SOUNDBITE (English) Ricardo Samaniego, El Paso County Judge:++COVERED WITH GRAPHICS FROM SOURCE++"I'm ordering the shutdown of all nonessential services for a two week period. Since the inception of this pandemic, El Paso County has never seen this level of infections through our community."KVIA - MANDATORY CREDIT KVIA, NO ACCESS EL PASO MARKET, NO USE US BROADCAST NETWORKS, NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVEEl Paso, Texas - 28 October 20205. Mobile medical unit sign inside tent6. Various curtains blown by air circulation machines inside tentEL PASO COUNTY GOVERNMENT - MANDATORY CREDIT EL PASO COUNTY GOVERNMENTEl Paso, Texas - 29 October 20207. SOUNDBITE (English) Ricardo Samaniego, El Paso County Judge:++COVERED WITH GRAPHICS FROM SOURCE++"Our hospitals are at capacity. Our medical professionals are overwhelmed. And if we don't respond we will see unprecedented levels of deaths."KVIA - MANDATORY CREDIT KVIA, NO ACCESS EL PASO MARKET, NO USE US BROADCAST NETWORKS, NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVEEl Paso, Texas - 28 October 20208. Wide, tent in hospital parking lot9. Side view of tentEL PASO COUNTY GOVERNMENT - MANDATORY CREDIT EL PASO COUNTY GOVERNMENTEl Paso, Texas - 29 October 202010. SOUNDBITE (English) Ricardo Samaniego, El Paso County Judge:++PARTLY COVERED WITH GRAPHICS FROM SOURCE++"When we say that we're full to capacity, that also includes the non-COVID patients that arrive at our hospitals for emergency. And there is a little bit of confusion that our capacity has to do strictly with COVID patients. But if today, you are in a car accident, and you go to the hospital, you will be under that same constraints of not having the appropriate space and the care that you would have in any other situation."KVIA - MANDATORY CREDIT KVIA, NO ACCESS EL PASO MARKET, NO USE US BROADCAST NETWORKS, NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVEEl Paso, Texas - 28 October 202011. Tent next to hospital12. Tent entranceEL PASO COUNTY GOVERNMENT - MANDATORY CREDIT EL PASO COUNTY GOVERNMENTEl Paso, Texas - 29 October 202013. SOUNDBITE (English) Ricardo Samaniego, El Paso County Judge:++COVERED WITH GRAPHICS FROM SOURCE++"Election activities are essential services and not affected by this order. Election activities shall be considered an essential function and under no circumstances does this affect the campaigning or voting for candidates on the November 3rd, 2020 ballot."KVIA - MANDATORY CREDIT KVIA, NO ACCESS EL PASO MARKET, NO USE US BROADCAST NETWORKS, NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVEEl Paso, Texas - 28 October 202014. Crew outside hospital preparing to set up tentSTORYLINE:Officials in Texas' El Paso County ordered a two-week shutdown of non-essential activities on Thursday after the area’s medical resources were overwhelmed by the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. The order took effect midnight local time (0600 GMT Friday).County Judge Ricardo Samaniego announced the measure during a virtual news conference. Among the non-essential services ordered to be closed were  tattoo, hair and nail salons, as well as gyms and in-person dining. “Our hospitals are at capacity, our medical professionals are overwhelmed, and if we don’t respond we will see unprecedented levels of death,” said Samaniego, the county’s top elected official.Grocery and drug stores, funeral homes, health care services and government activities were among the activities deemed essential.Samaniego said all election-related activities, including campaigns and voting, were also deemed essential activities.Hospitals across El Paso have set up medical tents on their grounds to handle the overflow of patients.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Officials in El Paso County, Texas ordered a two-week shutdown of non-essential activities on Thursday after a coronavirus outbreak overwhelmed the area’s medical resources. Hospitals in El Paso have built tents to house COVID-19 patients. (Oct. 30) Two-week COVID shutdown ordered in El Paso, Texas