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Ohio State Lawmaker Calls for People to Stop Getting Tested

His remarks echo those of the Trump administration

An Ohio state lawmaker called for people to stop getting tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) as he railed against a state health order requiring people in seven Ohio counties to wear masks in public spaces starting this week.

"Are you tired of living in a dictatorship yet?" Republican State Rep. Nino Vitale wrote in a post on Facebook Tuesday after Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, a Republican, announced the mask mandate. "This is what happens when people go crazy and get tested. STOP GETTING TESTED! It is giving the government an excuse to claim something is happening that is not happening at the magnitude they say it is happening."

Vitale called into question why the new order wouldn't go into effect until Wednesday evening, saying "if this is such an urgent matter, why wait almost 30 hours? They make no sense. Stop listening to these frauds."

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing a cloth face mask in public to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Face masks "may not protect the wearer, but it may keep the wearer from spreading the virus to others" since individuals can spread the virus to others even if they do not feel sick," the CDC said.

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