BALTIMORE: Maryland’s public schools will close on Monday for the next two weeks in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, state official announced on Thursday.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan also directed to close all senior centers in the state. All large gatherings across the state are also being cancelled, the US media reported. The gatherings of 250 or more people have been prohibited.
Towson University and University of Maryland Baltimore (UMBC) have also cancelled on-campus classes in the wake of coronavirus.
Earlier on Wednesday, President Trump signed a presidential proclamation that suspended the entry of the most foreign nationals coming from several European countries into the United States to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The countries involved in the ban include 25 European countries including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
US citizens and permanent residents, however, are exempted from the restrictions.