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Ohio And Illinois Governors Considering Closing Bars And Restaurants To Stop Pandemic Spread

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Illinois Gov. J.B Pritzker both said that they were considering shutting down bars and restaurants to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus.

"We're certainly looking at that," DeWine replied when NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd asked if they would consider closing bars and restaurants across Ohio.

Pritzker said he was "looking hard" at taking that action, citing "young people who think they're impervious to this" who "went out and celebrated" even after the St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago was canceled.

"People aren't understanding that, even if you're healthy, even if you're young, that you may be a carrier, you might hand it over to somebody else," Pritzker said. "COVID-19 is spreading because even healthy people can be walking around, giving it to other people. So we need to go on lockdown."



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