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For some Texans who lost loved ones to the coronavirus, lifting the mask mandate is a “slap in the face”

One woman whose husband died said Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to end the mask mandate makes the convenience of not wearing a mask seem more important than loss of life. Abbott's spokesperson says he “joins all Texans in mourning every single life lost.”

A sign requiring masks is posted at Cosmic Cowboy on South Congress Avenue on Austin. May 8, 2020.

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