Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo will hold a COVID-19 briefing

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner are due to hold a joint press conference on Wednesday after seeing an increase in COVID-19 numbers. It is not known what they will say, but Houston residents are wondering about the impact of any possible new restrictions in the area.

Hidalgo and Turner will be accompanied by Harris County Director of Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention, Dr. Sherri Onyiego, and City of Houston Medical Director, Dr. David Persse.

The 3 pm briefing will be broadcast live on the video player above.

“People are barely holding on now,” said Houstonian Jason Millis.

While the new restrictions on COVID-19 have just been announced, which will affect Galveston and other counties in southeastern Texas, many hope that this is not the case in Houston.

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“Everyone is just trying to survive and it is difficult,” said Sammie Tran with Vietopia in southwest Houston.

Tran has seen many friends close his stores and says it has been heartbreaking. Another shutdown or reduction can force you to close your doors forever.

“When we got food to go, it wasn’t enough. We need people sitting around drinking,” said Tran.

Cuchara in Montrose is also holding back. They expanded out to give their customers peace of mind over dinner.

“It has been very difficult since the beginning. We cut many people’s hours,” said Cuchara general manager Lorena Tejeda.

Fortunately, no one was dismissed, but it is always a scary thought. Cuchara has lost about 40% of his business since the pandemic.

“Hopefully, [our local leaders] don’t cut too much, “said Millis

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