Greg Abbott Reiterates Texas Will Not Shut Down Again While Touting Arrival Of New Coronavirus Treatment. On June 25, the governor said Texas would pause reopening activities to address a recent spikes in coronavirus cases. Gregg Abbott still insists he won't order a statewide shutdown despite a second day of record high deaths and daily cases again exceeding 10,000. On Wednesday, he told KPRC-TV in Houston that it seems like people ask him about a shutdown "like a thousand times a day." On Sunday, New York Gov. Texas may have to shut down again, governor warns July 10, 2020, 7:23 AM Greg Abbott, governor of Texas, is warning that another shutdown may be necessary as the state battles a massive coronavirus outbreak. Greg Abbott addressed rumors of an impending economic shutdown in Texas as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue surging. On June 26 , the governor shut down bars again and scaled back restaurant dining. Texas Gov. The US should totally shut down to stem the spread of COVID-19, according to Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Coronavirus Gov. ... 19 under control so that we will not have to shut Texas back down. Greg Abbott on Thursday issued an executive order that will close schools, restaurants, bars, and gyms in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The answer is no,â Abbott said. All-access digital subscription Andrew Cuomo warned that Manhattan and the Hamptons could shut down, again, if residents donât continue social distancing, Deadline reported. âI get this question, it seems like, a thousand times a day. People are panicking thinking Iâm about to shut down Texas again. People are panicking thinking Iâm about to shut down Texas again. Abbott said that "closing down Texas again will always be the last option," but added that if the spike continues, "further action will be necessary." Texas Gov. DALLAS, Texas (KDAF) â As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surge across the state of Texas, many are wondering of another state-wide or even localized shutdown looms. The answer is no. "People are panicking, thinking I'm about to shut down Texas againâ¦ His message comes as the global pandemic spreads across the US , with New York the hardest hit, though other cities including New Orleans and Detroit are in the crosshairs, too. Texas Republican Gov.