Arkansas horse track’s casino temporarily closing over virus

Omaha Beach (right) and Game Winner (left)(c) Coady Photography/Oaklawn Park
Omaha Beach (right) and Game Winner (left)(c) Coady Photography/Oaklawn Park(Coady Photography/Oaklawn Park)
Updated: Mar. 16, 2020 at 10:10 AM CDT
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Hot Springs horse track is closing its casino for the next two weeks over concerns about the novel coronavirus.

Oaklawn announced Sunday it would close its casino starting Monday through March 30.

The horse track held races over the weekend, but did not allow spectators on site.

The announcement came after Gov. Asa Hutchinson told the state’s public schools to close for the next two weeks.

The number of cases in Arkansas has risen to 22.

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