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Trump claims Covid-19 only affects the elderly at Ohio rally
Trump claims Covid-19 only affects the elderly at Ohio rally
Credit: The White House from Washington, DC / Public domain

During Monday's rally in Ohio, President Donald Trump incorrectly claimed that Covid-19 only affects the elderly.

"Now we know it affects elderly people. Elderly people with heart problems and other problems. If they have other problems, that’s what it really affects. That’s it. In some states nobody young. They have a strong immune system - who knows. Take your hat off to the young because they have a hell of an immune system. It affects virtually no one. Open your school," so the president.

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Ohio Gov. DeWine second Covid-19 test came back negative
Ohio Gov. DeWine second Covid-19 test came back negative
Credit: (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock) / Public domain

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) announced late Thursday that he had tested negative for Covid-19, after initially testing positive shortly before he was scheduled to meet President Trump in Cleveland. The positive result came from an antigen test, which brings faster results but is believed to be less reliable. The second test was a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) which delivered a negative result.

"In a second COVID-19 test administered today in Columbus, Governor Mike DeWine has tested negative for COVID-19. First Lady Fran DeWine and staff members have also all tested negative," Gov. DeWine announced on Twitter.

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Ohio Gov. DeWine tests positive for Covid-19 before planned Trump visit
DeWine at  at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, 2019
DeWine at at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, 2019 Credit: (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock) / Public domain

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) has tested positive for Covid-19. DeWine was scheduled to greet President Donald Trump at the Cleveland airport but was tested hours before the planned meeting as part of a standard screening protocol. He did not meet with Trump.

DeWine is currently asymptomatic and will be self-quarantining for the next 14 days, so his office.

Technology • Internet & Web
School buses to provide free WiFi to homebound students and residents
School Buses equipped with WiFi bring internet to residents
School Buses equipped with WiFi bring internet to residents Credit: unsplash.com/@marcelocidrack

School buses in various American cities are being equipped with WiFi to provide free WiFi to communities that are lacking proper internet access. The initiative gets help from companies like Google, AT&T and the Duke Energy Foundation. WiFi school buses are currently deployed in many states, among them North Carolina, Texas and Ohio.

In a statement, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper stated “In many communities, school buses are already delivering meals to students and their families. Now they’re delivering Wi-Fi for online learning".

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announces that primaries will be moved

The Governor has announced on Twitter that due to the spread of the coronavirus poll workers and voters would be forced "to place themselves at an unacceptable health risk". The Director of the Ohio Dept of Health Dr. Amy Action will, therefore, order that the polls stay closed. He also said that options are explored so "every voter who wants to vote will be granted that opportunity".