Texas gov. says National Guard could monitor virus testing

(Photo: Office of the Governor of Greg Abbott)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the National Guard could begin monitoring drive-in COVID-19 testing sites on Monday.

At a Sunday news conference he prodded the federal government to do more to help the states secure more tests and medical supplies to fight the spreading coronavirus outbreak.

The Republican declined to follow the lead of other states with a statewide “shelter in place” order.

He issued orders to allow hospitals to treat two patient in a room, rather than one, and directing heath care workers to postpone all "elective or non-essential” medical procedures.