Two weeks after the first novel coronavirus cases were reported in the Washington region, government leaders, residents and businesses are confronting a hard reality: There’s no immediate end in sight.Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Thursday ordered the closure of enclosed shopping malls and entertainment venues, restricted access to Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport and prohibited gatherings of more than 10 people. He chastised residents who are not taking the situation seriously.“Unfortunately, we are only at the beginning of this crisis,” Hogan said, citing the state’s first fatality, a Prince George’s County man. “While this is the first death in Maryland, unfortunately it will not be the last.”Disruptions to daily life are likely to stretch at least into April, experts say, with the continued spread of the virus inevitable.Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan speaks at a news conference Thursday with Maj. Gen. Timothy Gowen of the Maryland National Guard, left, and Karen B. Salmon, state superintendent of schools. (Brian Witte/AP)Known cases have been doubling roughly every three days, reaching at least 274 in Maryland, the District and Virginia as of Thursday evening. That’s almost certainly an undercount because of limited and delayed testing.In recent days, patients have included first responders, medical staff


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