Northeast Texas COVID-19 cases now at 120; Panola County reports four confirmed cases

Center Walmart limits access to grocery-side only

Center's Walmart store has announced that effective Thursday, April 2, the retailer's grocery entrance “will be the only open entrance/exit at this time until further notice.”

Also, store officials said in order to better protect customers, they will be putting into effect a queue line effective Thursday.

  “You will find a boundary which will begin at the grocery doors and flow across the front of the store for your convenience to better serve the 6-foot social distancing rules,” an announcement from the store said. “We thank you for your patience and look forward to continuing to serve your shopping needs.”

Panola County officials on Thursday reported the county now has had four confirmed COVID-19 cases. In Harrison County, officials on Wednesday announced the first death there attributed to COVID-19.

Northeast Texas health officials report there are now 120 confirmed cases in the region while Gregg County officlals reported two new cases there, bringing the county's total to nine.

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