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TEXARKANA — The mayors of Texarkana, Arkansas, and Texarkana, Texas have ordered a curfew affecting all citizens of both cities.

To help stop the spread of the new coronavirus, every Texarkanian must remain at home between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., they announced in a Wednesday afternoon media briefing.

The curfew takes effect immediately on the Texas side and Thursday on the Arkansas side.

Anyone on the streets during those hours will be stopped by police, be escorted home and face consequences, Texas-side Mayor Bob Bruggeman said.

Those traveling to or from work, to a hospital for treatment or to a pharmacy will be excepted from the curfew.

Bruggeman and Arkansas-side Mayor Allen Brown also ordered, nail salons, hair salons, barber shops, massage parlors and therapists, and tattoo shops closed for business.

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