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DeWine and ODH extend 10 p.m. curfew through January 2, 2021

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The announcement was made throughout Governor DeWine’s Thursday afternoon press convention.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Division of Well being (ODH) have prolonged the present 10 p.m.- 5 a.m. curfew within the state.

“In the present day, the Ohio Division of Well being is extending the curfew order. This curfew order will go till January 2, 2021,” DeWine stated. “Within the subsequent 21 days, it truly is vitally necessary that each one of us do every little thing we are able to to sluggish this virus down.”

The Governor stated that regardless of rising circumstances, he believes that this curfew order has had a optimistic affect on slowing down the unfold of the Coronavirus in Ohio. 

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“We imagine that the curfew, together with the enforcement of mask-wearing in retail that was additionally began about the identical time, have had an affect,” Governor DeWine stated explaining the extension of the curfew. 

The unique curfew was introduced by Governor DeWine on November 17 and was set to run out after a 21-day interval. 

“We did this as a result of we would have liked to alleviate strain on our hospitals and strained healthcare system,” DeWine stated on Thursday. “We took this method to encourage Ohioans to scale back their pointless contacts with others exterior their family and to chop again on social gatherings.”

On the time of its announcement, Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted referred to as the curfew an try at a “slowdown,” slightly than a “shutdown.”

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You’ll be able to watch the total Thursday afternoon press briefing within the participant under: 

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