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Watch Gov. Greg Abbott give an update on Texas' efforts to combat coronavirus

As the spread of COVID-19 in Texas has increased over the past several days, Gov. Greg Abbott is set to make an announcement about potential further statewide action to combat the new coronavirus.

He alluded to possible new guidelines Wednesday in response to a reporter's question about whether he plans to shut down bars and restaurants statewide. Abbott has deferred to local governments on how to handle such closures.

Watch live courtesy of Fox 7 Austin.