Ohio heading in the wrong direction and ‘could become Florida’ as coronavirus surges, governor warns
Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Sunday that while his administration has stopped short of issuing a statewide mask ordinance, he’s not ruling out implementing that step as coronavirus cases continue to surge in the state.
“We’re going the wrong way,” Dewine said of Ohio’s daily virus infections during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. But DeWine pushed back that the recent surge in the state’s number of confirmed Covid-19 cases was due entirely to a lack of a statewide mask mandate.
“I don’t think anybody in Ohio who’s watched what I’ve done over the last four months doubts that, you know, I’ll do what we need to do to protect Ohioans,” DeWine told NBC’s Chuck Todd, adding that he “certainly would not rule out going statewide. We’re certainly looking at that.”
Earlier this month, Ohio was reporting more than 1,000 cases daily, though that has trended downward …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]