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Gov. DeWine recommends no spectators for indoor sporting events in Ohio due to COVID-19

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With the coronavirus outbreak, Governor Mike DeWine is advising that spectators do not attend indoor sporting events in Ohio. (Photo courtesy: ChimeIn){ }

With the coronavirus outbreak, Governor Mike DeWine is advising that spectators do not attend indoor sporting events in Ohio.

DeWine made the recommendation at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. Again, this is a recommendation, DeWine has not yet issued an order.

The recommendation is for indoor events, such as the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, or NCAA Men's Basketball.

This recommendation also covers the Ohio High School Athletic Association and their upcoming state tournaments. On Tuesday afternoon, OHSAA issued a press release, saying that their tournaments will continue, but with limited spectators.

Outdoor events, such as the Columbus Crew SC, can continue, according to Governor DeWine.

As of Tuesday afternoon, there are three people in Ohio that have coronavirus, or COVID-19, and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton said there are 15 people under investigation.

ABC6/FOX28 will continue to follow this developing story.

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