The governor addresses Ohioans as COVID-19 instances proceed to rise, topping 7,000 new instances on Thursday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Throughout Thursday afternoon’s press convention, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine addressed feedback he made Wednesday night in addition to the state’s ongoing battle with COVID-19.
“We have got to get management of this, we have to essentially concentrate on it,” Governor DeWine mentioned on Thursday. “I quoted, uh attributed, Winston Churchill final night time that ‘if you’re going by means of hell, you retain going.'”
The Ohio Governor mentioned that regardless of more and more excessive Coronavirus numbers, hospitalizations, and deaths, there’s nonetheless a light-weight on the finish of the tunnel.
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“Some individuals have requested me right now, ‘properly, what is the takeaway from final night time’s speech,’ and that basically is it, it is hope,” DeWine mentioned. “We’re going to get by means of this.”
DeWine mentioned that proper now is just not the time to get complacent, however that doubling down on efforts to manage the virus is essential.
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“It is a time after we’ve bought to regroup and get by means of this. I am not a marathon runner, a few of my youngsters have run marathons, they inform me if you get properly into it and suppose ‘I’ve already finished all this, however I’ve bought a methods to go,'” DeWine mentioned of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. “That is possibly, in some respects, the hardest time. However we will do that,” the Governor continued.
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Moreover, DeWine confused the significance of continued mask-wearing and social distancing, particularly going into the winter months, and what’s generally known as “the darkish season” due to the chilly and flu.
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