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Gov. Mike DeWine orders the closing of all Ohio restaurants and bars, carry-out to still be available

The order will take effect at 9 p.m. Sunday evening.

OHIO, USA — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Sunday that he is issuing an order to close all Ohio bars and restaurants due to concerns surrounding the spread of coronavirus(COVID-19). 

Starting at 9 p.m. Sunday evening, businesses will only be able to offer carry-out and delivery services. Patrons will be unable to be seated or congregate. 

The decision comes after DeWine says he received pictures and correspondence from concerned citizens about the amount of people inside of establishments Saturday night. 

These changes were announced during Sunday's news briefing. You can watch the full press conference below.

Dr. Amy Acton says that due to the rapid and ongoing changes, it is becoming increasingly harder to provide accurate updates. However, as of Sunday afternoon, Ohio has 36 confirmed cases of COVID-19 spanning 11 counties.

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