Metro announced reductions in service Friday, and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam closed schools for two weeks amid a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the region and increased concerns over testing.The transit agency said it will reduce the frequency of trains, starting Monday, and Metrobuses will operate on a reduced weekday schedule as well. The changes will help Metro workers stay safe and allow for even more stringent disinfecting of rail cars and buses as a public health measure during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.The announcement by Northam (D) that schools must close statewide came hours after three Northern Virginia public school systems — Arlington, Alexandria and Falls Church — said they would remain closed until mid-April, with some distance learning planned. Fairfax County, which has Virginia’s largest school system, said it would be closed until mid-April as well.As of Friday afternoon, the number of reported cases of the novel coronavirus in the D.C. region hovered around 59, according to a Washington Post analysis. Reported cases nearly doubled overnight in Virginia to 30.Maryland has reported 18 cases, and the District has reported 11, although their official tallies have shifted slightly from those numbers because of the locations where


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