Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that five US Navy teams will be deployed Sunday to areas in South and Southwest Texas "to help combat the spread of Covid-19."
The teams will assist at various hospitals in the cities of Harlingen, Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Rio Grande City, according to a press release from the governor's office, reports the CNN.
"These teams consist of medical and support professionals which are being deployed to help meet medical needs in hospitals throughout the state," the press release said.
"The support from our federal partners is crucial in our work to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 in our communities throughout Texas," said Governor Abbott.
"I am grateful for this ongoing partnership with the Department of Defense and the US Navy, and the State of Texas will continue to utilize every resource available to protect public health and keep Texans in every community safe."