Ohio Shuts Down Bars and Restaurants


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered all bars and restaurants in Ohio closed as of 9 p.m. Sunday to stem the coronavirus outbreak. DeWine said concerns from around the state about crowded bars, especially in light of the upcoming St. Patrick's holiday, prompted the action. He said takeout and delivery would still be allowed and steps would be taken to mitigate the suffering. DeWine said earlier that Ohio schools, ordered earlier to close for three weeks after Monday, may be closed for the rest of the academic year. A ban was earlier imposed on gatherings of over 100 people with some exceptions.