Ohio will close all its bars and restaurants to slow down coronavirus

Ohio will close all its bars and restaurants to slow down coronavirus

As coronavirus picks up steam in the U.S., Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the state would close down all its bars and restaurants Sunday night — to keep people from infecting one another. 

This is a potent social distancing measure, which means keeping at least three feet away from someone, or avoiding crowds. Infectious disease experts, including those who have helped stamp out deadly epidemics before, say social distancing is imperative to slow the inevitable spread of coronavirus, which results in the respiratory disease COVID-19.

“We will be issuing an order closing all bars and restaurants in #Ohio beginning at 9:00 tonight,” DeWine, a Republican, tweeted on Sunday afternoon.  Read more…

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