West Virginia Governor Closes Schools Amid Virus Threat

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Jim Justice has shuttered schools statewide in response to the coronavirus pandemic, even though West Virginia is one of the last states in America without a confirmed case.

Justice says the closures going into effect as the school day ends Friday will last as long as necessary.

As of Friday afternoon, state health officials said West Virginia has no confirmed cases of COVID-19.

They said 12 people have been tested, with 11 negatives and one test still pending.

But Justice said that with so few tests being done, people could be infected and not know it.