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Ohio Governor Mike Dewine Announces Statewide Curfew As Covid-19 Cases Spike

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced a new curfew as the state faces a COVID-19 surge. The curfew will run from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for three weeks starting Thursday.

“We believe this will help reduce #COVID19 spread,” DeWine tweeted.

The curfew doesn’t apply to people going to work or getting groceries or food, and it’s not intended to stop people from going to a hospital, DeWine said Tuesday at a press conference, urging “common sense” around the curfew.

He also asked every Ohioan to do at least one thing every day that reduces their contact with others.

DeWine spoke after a record of over 8,000 cases were reported in a single day last week. Hospitalizations are also at record levels, CBS affili… (Read more)