Gov. Mike DeWine orders bars and restaurants to close in Ohio

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    ANDY CHOW / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

    Gov. Mike DeWine announced that he was ordering all restaurants and bars in Ohio to close their doors to customers beginning at 9 p.m. on Sunday evening.

    “How long will this order be in effect? We don’t, frankly, know,” DeWine told reporters Sunday. “It will be in effect for as long as it needs to.”

    DeWine elaborated that carryout and delivery services were excluded from the order, but that businesses could not have customers sitting down and congregating together as authorities attempt to combat the spread of coronavirus. The governor said his administration will work to mitigate the suffering of small businesses and workers who will likely be out of jobs due to the order.

    “I have some understanding on what this order will do, and I think of all the places I’ve eaten across the state of Ohio, many business owners who this is going to hurt greatly,” DeWine said Sunday. 

    Source : NBC News

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