R.I. public schools closing; positive coronavirus cases rise

Updated at 1: 45 p.m.

GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO gives an update on the spread of the coronavirus in Rhode Island at a recent news conference. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO gives an update on the spread of the coronavirus in Rhode Island at a recent news conference. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Friday ordered all public schools closed for a week and said Rhode Island’s positive cases of the coronavirus have increased by nine, to a total of 14. “I know tensions are rising … the tone and tenor of this crisis has changed even in the past few hours,”…

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