ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — In Annapolis on Thursday afternoon, state lawmakers fast-tracked an emergency spending bill that will provide up to $50 million from the state’s rainy day fund to fight the coronavirus.
That includes extra money for lab staff and testing supplies.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Issued For Parts Of State
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This comes the day that health officials announced that three people in Maryland tested positive for coronavirus.