TEXAS Governor Greg Abbott has accused Joe Biden of “bullying” as he bans all Covid vaccine mandates in the state "by any entity".
It comes just a month after the president urged businesses to order their workers to be vaccinated against the virus.
It’s reported that several thousand people have already been fired after refusing to comply with the order.
Abbott is opposed to making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory.
In an executive order, he said: “In another instance of federal overreach, the Biden Administration is now bullying many private entities into imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates, causing workforce disruptions that threaten Texas' continued recovery from the COVID-19 disaster.”
He said “no entity in Texas” could compel proof of vaccination by any individual, including employees or customers.
The White House didn't respond when approached by Reuters for comment.
Tech giants Facebook and Google, who employ large numbers in Texas, have reportedly told employees that they will need proof of vaccination if they want to return to the office.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott BANS mandatory Covid vaccinations ‘by any entity’ across state and slams Biden ‘bullying’
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