Baker closes schools, restricts restaurants, bans gatherings over 25 as community spread of coronavirus seen in 7 Mass. counties

Posted on AllSides March 16th, 2020
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Governor Charlie Baker on Sunday night ordered all public and private schools across Massachusetts to close for three weeks, beginning Tuesday, and has limited all restaurants to only takeout and delivery as of Tuesday, in his most sweeping action yet to slow the increasing rate of the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Amid a rapid fire set of orders from a podium in the State House during a rare Sunday evening news conference, Baker also lowered the threshold for any public gatherings from the 250-person limit he set last week...

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