Gov. Larry Hogan orders closure of shopping malls, announces additional actions to help prevent spread of COVID-19

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference Thursday morning to announce additional actions the state is taking to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

As of his 10 a.m. conference, there are 107 confirmed cases in the state of Maryland, including the first case in a child, a 5-year-old Howard County girl.

Events and gatherings of more than 10 people are now prohibited, and Hogan has ordered the closure of shopping malls and entertainment venues beginning at 5 p.m. today, March 19th.

Access to BWI terminal has been restricted to ticketed passengers and employees, however he said that exceptions will be made for those helping disabled passengers.

Hogan also issued an executive order to allow carry out sales of alcohol, subject to local liquor laws.

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