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Mayor of Austin says all bars and restaurant dining rooms must close due to coronavirus

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Posted at 12:22 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 14:13:59-04

AUSTIN, TX — Austin Mayor Steve Adler announced that all Austin bars and restaurant dining rooms must close in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Adler also announced the City of Austin is limiting gatherings to 10 people, according to KVUE.

The order is in effect from March 17 until at least May 1.

There are 10 reported cases of COVID-19 in the Austin area as of Tuesday morning.

Austin health officials are encouraging the public not to "panic," but to practice personal hygiene.