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TX gov threatens to fine officials mandating masks

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (pictured) issued an executive order threatening local officials with fines in case they enforce mask mandates or make coronavirus vaccine requirements.

The measure comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance, again recommending for vaccinated individuals to cover their faces with masks in areas of substantial transmission risks.

"The path forward relies on personal responsibility rather than government mandates," Abbott said in the statement, advising Texans to continue following "the safe practices they have already mastered."

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