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DeWine Extends Stay-at-Home Order Until May 1

Coronavirus in Ohio: DeWine extends stay-at-home order until May 1 as deaths increase 25%

Ohioans are confronted with an additional four weeks in isolation as Gov. Mike DeWine extended the state’s stay-at-home order Thursday in an effort to undercut the coming peak of coronavirus cases.

The order issued by state health director Dr. Amy Acton will continue stay-at-home precautions until May 1.

The initial stay-at-home order bought Ohio time to prepare for the onslaught of predicted cases, DeWine said. “It’s clear we’re not going to be able to go back to normal .... we have to stay at home.

“We can keep the numbers down and continue to save lives.

“Thank you for what you have been doing, thank you for the sacrifices you have been making. You are making financial sacrifices, you are making personal sacrifices, our lives have changed ... What you have done has saved lives,” DeWine said.

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