Houston Official Leading Covid-19 Fight Is in Self-Quarantine

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The top county executive in the Houston area is in self-quarantine after a staffer tested positive for Covid-19.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo plans to self-isolate at home for 14 days after an employee in her office tested positive, according to a statement on Sunday.

Hidalgo has been one of the most-prominent critics of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s aggressive reopening of the second-largest U.S. economy. Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations have spiked since the state reopened eight weeks ago, pushing intensive-care wards to full capacity and sparking concerns about a surge in fatalities as the contagion spreads.

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