Prior to the meeting he was to have with President Trump on Thursday, Aug. 6, as indicated by protocol, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus and forced him to cancel the meeting. Hours later, a second, more specific test for the virus was performed, which yielded negative results, as reported by The Gateway Pundit.

DeWine announced Thursday morning that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, but on Thursday night, he reported that a second test was negative. The reason for the discrepancy between the test results was not clear at this time. 

“Governor DeWine has tested positive for #COVID19. He has no symptoms at this time. Full statement below.” DeWine reported from his Twitter account Thursday morning.

The results of DeWine’s initial tests were reported just minutes before a planned meeting with President Trump at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland where the presidential plane later landed. Instead of meeting with President Trump, DeWine was forced to return to Columbus where he was finally given a second coronavirus test. 

The second test was a PCR test, which he explained on his Twitter account was the “test looks for the specific RNA for the SARS CoV-2—in other words, the genetic material specific for the virus that causes COVID-19.” His wife, Fran DeWine, and staff members were also tested.

Hours later, also via Twitter, DeWine’s account announced: “UPDATE: In a second COVID-19 [CCP Virus] 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.”

DeWine, prior to taking the second test during an afternoon press conference broadcast from his home entrance at his farm in Cedarville, Ohio, had referred to the positive result of the first test as “a big surprise for our family.” At the time, he obviously had no symptoms, but planned to remain there in quarantine for 14 days.

As of Friday morning, Ohio has seen at least 97,471 confirmed cases and more than 3,615 deaths from the virus, according to Fox News, and Johns Hopkins University data.

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