Maryland governor announces virus response team

It will leverage resources in response to the coronavirus outbreak.



ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he has formed a coronavirus response team to leverage the state’s resources and expertise to respond to the virus. Hogan held a news conference Monday, after signing a measure to enable the state to tap up to $50 million from its rainy day fund to respond.

He says the response team will include experts in public health and emergency management.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.


By The Associated Press