The U.S. Congress is closed due to coronavirus

Конгресс США закрывается из-за коронавируса

The U.S. Congress is closed to the General public until 1 April as a precaution in connection with the spread of the novel coronavirus. This is stated in a joint written statement released on Thursday, the officers of the Senate and house of representatives.

It clarifies that these emergency measures will take effect today, 17:00 East coast time USA (23:00 on Kiev). The American legislators, staff members of Congress, journalists and official delegations will retain access to the Capitol and all other buildings of the Senate and house of representatives, said in a statement.

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