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As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country and state officials move rapidly to get it under control. Both Govs. Mike DeWine (R-OH) and J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) admitted to NBC that they are strongly considering shutting down bars and restaurants to control the outbreak.
According to Brietbart, Host Chuck Todd questioned, “Are you thinking about shutting down bars and restaurants?”
DeWine replied, “We’re certainly looking at that. We started off last week closing the schools. We reduced the number of people gathered together to 100. You know, we restricted access to our nursing homes, to our prisons. So we’re taking tough steps.”
He then said, “I have been consulting from Dr. Amy Acton who is doing a great job as my health director, but to national experts, they say look, every day counts so much. You cannot wait. You’ve got to move very, very quickly. And look, these are tough decisions. We’re inconveniencing people, making lives change, but we have to save lives.”
Pritzker then said, “What I’m telling you is we have been on the trajectory now and planning for each of these steps, because it’s not easy. You can imagine each one of these decisions has consequences to them that are not just about the pandemic, they’re also about people’s livelihoods. We’re actually looking hard at that decision making today. We obviously saw what happened in Europe. Nowhere in the United States really has there been a lockdown on bars and restaurants, but it’s something we’re seriously looking at.” You can watch a clip of the exchange here.