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Curfew in Houston? Mayor Turner says he won't rule anything out

Houston's mayor said he's willing to do pretty much anything in his power to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

HOUSTON — On Wednesday, officials in Bexar County (San Antonio area) instituted a curfew that will remain in effect through the Thanksgiving weekend.

When Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner was asked if that's something that could be implemented in the Bayou City, he didn't rule it out.

“I don’t rule out anything. Our behavior, the spread of this virus, and the impact on the healthcare delivery system will ultimately dictate our response," Turner said.

RELATED: Bexar County placed under partial curfew through Thanksgiving weekend

Editor's note: The video attached to this story is about a COVID-19 patient who survived a double lung transplant.

In Bexar County, the curfew will be in effect between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. each night starting Nov. 26 and ending Nov. 30. The curfew prohibits residents from gathering outside their homes after 10 p.m., with exceptions for traveling to essential businesses like grocery stores. Under the curfew, restaurants must close dine-in food services and seating areas until 6 a.m the following day. Curbside, takeout, and drive-through options are allowed to continue under the curfew. The order states that those found in violation of the order will be punished with a fine of up to $1,000.