COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested adverse for COVID-19 on Thursday just after testing constructive earlier in the day ahead of he was to meet with President Donald Trump, according to a statement from his workplace.
His wife, Fran DeWine, also tested adverse, as did employees members. They underwent a distinctive sort of test in Columbus 1 deemed to be additional correct than the fast-outcome test which showed DeWine to be constructive for COVID-19 just ahead of a planned meeting with Trump in Cleveland.
DeWine, an early advocate amongst Republicans of wearing masks and other pandemic precautions, stated he took a test arranged by the White House in Cleveland as portion of common protocol ahead of he was to meet Trump at an airport. He had planned to join the president on a go to to the Whirlpool Corp. plant in northwest Ohio.
Instead, he received the news he was constructive, referred to as his wife, Fran DeWine, and returned to central Ohio exactly where he took the other test that showed him to be adverse.
“A big surprise to me and certainly a big surprise to our family,” DeWine stated at a late afternoon news conference broadcast from his porch on his farm in Cedarville in southwestern Ohio, exactly where he planned to quarantine for 14 days.
Dewine, 73, stated he didn’t know how he would have contracted the coronavirus and that he’s currently been spending considerably of his time at his farm, maintaining his distance from household members and employees.
DeWine stated he feels fine with no symptoms. His only wellness concern is asthma he’s had due to the fact he was a teenager, for which he makes use of an inhaler everyday.
He stated he’d currently received some “not nice texts” Thursday from individuals claiming the news proves that mask-wearing is pointless.
“The lesson that should come from this is that we’re all human, this virus is everywhere, this virus is very tough,” DeWine stated ahead of the adverse outcome. “And yes you can contract it even when you’re being very, very careful and even when you’re wearing a mask.”
But, the governor stated, “the odds are dramatically better” of avoiding a constructive test if individuals put on a mask.