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WATCH: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gives coronavirus update

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gave an update on the state’s response to the novel coronavirus on Wednesday.

Watch Gov. Abbott’s remarks in the video player above.

Abbott’s news conference comes a day after a federal appeals court ruled that Texas could ban most abortions while the state is under an emergency order that limits non-essential surgeries due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Texas currently has more than 8,000 reported cases of the novel coronavirus, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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