Governor DeWine Addresses Coronavirus Situation for Ohio


CLEVELAND, Ohio (WTVN)--Ohio Governor mike DeWine is asking state agencies and universities to help curb the spread of Coronavirus.

So far, there are no confirmed cases in Ohio, and the state Department of Health had cleared six people of the disease, after testing confirmed they did not have coronavirus.

DeWine was joined by Ohio Department of Health Director, Dr. Amy Acton, in Cleveland Thursday to discuss the situation.

DeWine is asking state departments and universities to adopt CDC standards of sanitation and cleanliness, and for schools to prohibit college-related travel to areas where the virus has spread, like China and South Korea.

He asks all Ohioans to monitor the CDC's travel advisories for updates, which is updated every day.

DeWine adds that the flu remains the bigger threat to Ohio than Coronavirus, with thousands of hospitalizations this season due to influenza.

If you are sick from the flu or even the common cold, health official urge you to stay home, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, and to cover your cough or sneeze with your sleeve.

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