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Ohio Gov. DeWine, first lady and Lt. Gov. Husted test negative for COVID-19

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Posted at 9:29 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-03 09:16:05-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, first lady Fran DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted have all tested negative for coronavirus, according to the governor's office Friday night.

The tests came as a precaution after Husted attended Tuesday's presidential debate in Cleveland and following news that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19.

DeWine and Husted each confirmed that they had received tests since Tuesday’s debate in Cleveland and would announce their results as soon as they became available.

Husted said he never came within 50 feet of the president or members of his immediate family during the event.

President Trump was moved to Walter Reed Medical Center Friday evening, nearly 18 hours after announcing on Twitter that he and his wife tested positive for coronavirus.

MORE: DeWine calls Trump's diagnosis 'powerful reminder' to keep on masking, distancing

Two other Ohio lawmakers, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman and U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, also tested negative for COVID-19 on Friday after recent interactions with the president.