The White House will stop conducting tours because of the spread of a new type of coronavirus, according to Fox News.

“As a precautionary measure, tours of the White House have been temporarily stopped,” the TV channel quotes a message on the answering machine of the White House visitors’ office.

Earlier, because of the coronavirus, the US Capitol was closed to visitors until the end of March.

In the United States, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus exceeded 1.3 thousand, 38 people died.

The World Health Organization declared the new coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11. About 120,000 people in more than 100 countries have been infected in the world, most of them have recovered, and more than 4,000 have died.