BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland Gov. Hogan now said Thursday that no one should be going on any public transportation unless they meet certain guidelines.

“No one, no one should get on a MARC train, metro, Amtrak train or bus or any of our transportation assets unless you are emergency personnel, a front-line healthcare provider or your job is essential to the supply chain,” he said.

He also announced he signed executive order to allow trucks to increase their weight limits.

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There are also new official restrictions at BWI Airport. Instead of the previous recommendation, it is now mandated that only ticketed passengers should be in the BWI terminal, or badged employees.

The only exceptions being made are for visitors with disabled passengers who need assistance. No others will be allowed in, enforced by MDTA Police.

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The governor also said that while the federal mandate to get a REAL ID is October 1, they still don’t want people coming into the MVA, so they are asking the federal government to extend that deadline.

There are at least 107 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported here in Maryland as of March 19, 2020.

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For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.

Annie Rose Ramos