5 things to know today about coronavirus: Sterilization technology, aquarium cleaner

Today is Sunday, March 29, 2020, and these are five things you need to know about the coronavirus today. 

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Governor DeWine pleads with the FDA to approve sterilization technology

The FDA is working to approve technology created by Battelle that can sterilize masks. The machines can enable a mask to be re-used up to 20 times. A machine can sterilize up to 80,000 masks a day. Originally, the FDA would only approve Battelle to sterilize 10,000 masks a day, but Gov. Mike DeWine encouraged them to change the ruling. 

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Warren County cases go from 11 to 20 

The Warren County Health District reported 14 cases involve men testing positive for the novel coronavirus. Six confirmed cases involving women had already been confirmed in Warren County, according to the health department.

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Ohio golf courses can stay open

Golf courses in Ohio may remain open during the coronavirus pandemic after the Ohio Department of Health reversed its position this weekend. Many closed on various dates in March. Some remained opened until the Ohio Department of Health deemed them non-essential businesses on Thursday, ruling they would have to remain closed until April 6.

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Solid Rock Church continues to meet in person

The parking lot at the church’s North Campus in Monroe appeared to half full with cars for the Sunday morning services. The church’s message board along Interstate 75 north of the Ohio 63 interchange invited motorists to join the congregation for its 10:30 a.m. services.

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CDC warns against using aquarium cleaner to treat virus

A release said that the CDC was aware of two people who have ingested the cleaner. One died after arriving at the hospital and the other was critically ill with stomach and heart problems, but recovered. The person said that they consumed the chemical to avoid getting Covid-19 after seeing medical information about chloroquine phosphate on television. 

>> Coronavirus: CDC warns against using aquarium cleaner to treat virus

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