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Houston police shot a man to death in the Denver Harbor area.
A 27-year-old man, who deliberately jumped out into traffic to get struck by vehicles was shot to death near the crossing of Market and Gazin on Tuesday night, April 21. Houston Police Department reported his death in east Houston. Witnesses have reported that he attempted to come into the traffic in the East Freeway feeder road.
After the arrival of the police in the scene, the man started jumping through the fences. According to the statement of Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, the man was armed with a knife. Moreover, he took out Taser prongs and pondered towards the officers before HPD started shooting. No police officers got injured in this shooting.
Fort Bend County releases ethnic data for COVID-19.
Fort Bend has released the data of coronavirus cases based on ethnicity and race on Tuesday, April 21. The diverse Houston suburb has reported 34 per cent of coronavirus cases are black while 22 per cent are Hispanic, 21 per cent are Asian, 19 per cent are white and remaining are others. Currently, there are 783 confirmed cases in the county with 17 fatalities.
The highest numbers of cases of COVID-19 are from Harris County, which is a total of 4,823. There are over 205,000 positive cases of this deadly virus in Texas, out of which 6,486 people have recovered. The governor, Greg Abbott, gave all the updates of coronavirus in the state.
Houston-area thunderstorm killed a man in Huntsville.
The Gulf Coast was vulnerable to gusty wind, heavy rain, and frequent lightning on Wednesday morning. The knockout of terrestrial rain and thunderstorm killed a person in Huntsville. Moreover, thousands of people got affected by it. The citizens faced a delay in reaching the testing sites sue to rain showers.
The police reported a death due to a thunderstorm and said that a tree fell on the main in the city and killed him. Currently, the state of Texas has confirmed a total of 28,087 cases in the state with 782 fatalities. Out of these cases, 5,827 cases are from Harris County, and 3,240 is from Dallas Country.
United Way of Greater Houston has raised a fund of $11.6 million.
The United Way of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation collaborated together to raise COVID-19 recovery fund for Greater Houston. They started the inception on March 25 and succeeded in expanding the fund to $11.6 million in a month. The fund will be used to serve people with disabilities and vulnerable to the pandemic in the city.
Steve Maislin, president and CEO of Greater Houston Community Foundation, said that they already united before for Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. A Houston family also announced $1 million for a second matching grant to hell the people in the time of pandemic.
Houston's Pakistan-American community leader died due to COVID-19.
Pervez Iqbal, Pakistan American community leader of Houston, died after contracting the coronavirus on Monday, April 27. He got hospitalised and was on a ventilator ten days before his death. The man was described as an influential leader by his friends. He shifted to America in the 90s with his life and worked hard to establish his large chain of businesses in Houston. There are multiple auto-body shops, convenience stores and shopping centre in the city-owned by him.
He became the founding member of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce USA in 1997. He also became the president of the community in 2014. Iqbal worked to expand the business between both countries.
Mayor Turner frame plans to help homeless people of Houston.
With the growing cases of coronavirus in Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner has started focussing on the lives of homeless people of the city. He addressed the needs of these abandoned population in the Tuesday briefing. He reported 61 new cases of COVID-19 in the city, bringing the total to 3,419.
The briefing was conducted at the Fonde Community Centre in downtown Houston, which has been converted into the shelter for the homeless people. Turner said that the majority of these people suffer from chronic illness, which has put them at risk of contracting the disease. The homeless centre has been divided into three sections: prevention, emergency response and recovery.
Mayor Sylvester Turner reacts on Governor's announcement for reopening.
On Monday afternoon, Governor Greg Abbott announced that the restaurants of the state could reopen with limited capacity on May 1. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has reacted on the order of the Governor and said that his orders had replaced the local orders. He said that this would let the theatres, retailers and other businesses reopen soon which will bring back the residents on the road.
He hoped that the coronavirus cases don not spike in the city after reopening in a coronavirus briefing on Monday afternoon. He added that he understands the need for opening and hope that his purpose of reopening will work. Turner also warned the residents to take precautionary measures as there is no vaccine available for this disease.
Houston restaurants are set to reopen on May 1.
Governor Greg Abbott has announced the plan to reopen the restaurants of the state with 25% of their capacity on Monday in a press conference. Harris County has started preparing to wear masks in public as per the orders of Judge Lina Hidalgo. The state is planning to lift up restrictions slowly and establish a general lifestyle.
The restaurants are allowed to reopen from May 1 but have to follow some protocols set by the governor. All the tables of restaurants have to rearranged with six feet distance, and employees need to use face coverings and gloves. Moreover, there is a ban on parties with more than six people.
1st death in Houston without any underlying health issues.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the 35th death of the city and the 1st death without any underlying health issues in a briefing on Friday. The man in his 70s belonged to the White community, who died on April 12. Turner also reported 74 new cases of COVID-19 in the city, which has brought up a total of 3,120.
The mayor also gave a brief description of the budget of the city and said that it is suffering due to the pandemic. It is a deficit between $170 million to $200 million. He added that the U.S. Treasury Aid could not be used to fill the void of this shortfall. He said that the reopening of the city and the restrictions imposed are in the hands of the governor.
"Retail to go" in Houston for shoppers and retailers.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the retailers of Houston faced a significant loss. The city of Houston has launched "Retail to go" to help these retailers survive within the community. These retailers will get financial support until they get the revenue back. Memorial City Mall has taken part in this initiative and will work under the guidelines and orders of governor Greg Abbott.
The City Mall will take the commodities from retailers and will deliver to consumers. The shoppers can go to the retailer's website and pay for the order or directly call the Memorial City Mall store and place the order. These services will be given from Monday to Sunday between 11:00 am-5:00 pm.