Texas Governor Greg Abbott announces new travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, Christina Coleman reports.
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Drivers from Lousiana whom the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) pulls over will be mandated to self-quarantine for 14-days, Abbott said.
The restrictions were similar to earlier regulations requiring a two-week self-quarantine period for travelers flying into Texas from New Orleans.
Other travelers from states with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, including New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut — considered "hotspots" for coronavirus — also have faced similar restrictions.
Abbott, a Republican, added Sunday that passengers flying from Miami, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, California and Washington state also will have to self-quarantine.
Anyone violating the quarantine order will be subject to a maximum fine of $1,000 or up to six months in jail, state officials warned.
Louisiana, which borders Texas, has been grappling with an estimated 3,315 cases of COVID-19 and has had the third-highest number of deaths in the United States at 151.
Fox News' Christina Coleman contributed to this report.