Corpus Christi mayor asking tourists to not visit amid virus

Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Officials in Corpus Christi say they’re looking at ways to discourage vacationers from visiting the popular South Texas city amid the coronavirus outbreak in the state.  The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports Mayor Joe McComb is looking at possibly restricting residential vacation rentals during the upcoming weeks. McComb says he is concerned people might decide to visit his coastal community to “get out of the cities that are really being overrun.” According to public documents, the majority of COVID-19 cases in Nueces County are travel-related. State health officials say Texas has more than 5,300 cases and at least 90 related deaths.