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Tennessee Confirms the First Case of Coronavirus


The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Tennessee, specifically in Williamson County.


Governor Bill Lee confirmed the news in a press conference and states that the victim and his entire family are currently being quarantined in their household.


Williamson county schools were closed today, so a deep cleaning could be conducted at every school.


During the conference Governor Lee stated that the state of Tennessee has created a task force to ensure that the number of cases remain low. Members of the task force include those from the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Hospital Association, and the Tennessee Farm Bureau.


Other surrounding counties, such as Rutherford, are also ensuring that they take the necessary precautions to keep case numbers at a minimal. Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron called a leadership meeting to discuss the virus and measures they can take to prevent the virus affecting the county.


So far schools like Middle Tennessee State University has cancelled their upcoming study abroad programs and has sent emails to students regarding health precautions concerning the virus.