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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issues order to close all but 5 of the state's BMV locations

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Wednesday that he will close all but five of the state's BMV locations.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has taken another step aimed at slowing the coronavirus (COVID-19).

On Wednesday, DeWine announced that he has issued an order to close 181 of the state's BMV locations. Five BMV locations, which are essential to issuing and renewing commercial drivers' licenses, will remain open.

As a result of the order, DeWine has instructed the Ohio State Highway Patrol not to issue tickets for expired licenses The state's driver examination stations will also be closed.

In addition to the BMV closures, DeWine also issued an order to close hair salons and barbershops across the state. He also asked that all businesses that remain open in Ohio take the temperature of their employees on a daily basis.

As of Wednesday, Ohio has found 88 positive cases of the coronavirus. Dating back to the discovery of the first positive case last week, DeWine has issued a number of orders, including the banning of mass gatherings of more than 50 people, the closure of bars and restaurants, closing schools for at least three weeks and a restriction against elective surgeries.

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