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Governor urges approval of company's mask sterilizing system



COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine urged the Federal Food and Drug Administration to approve a new system developed by Columbus-based private research lab Battelle. The system would allow Battelle to sterilize up to 160,000 surgical masks a day. DeWine also presented manufacturers with a top ten list of desperately needed equipment to be produced, including gowns, masks, and face shields. The state says more than 1,400 cases are confirmed, with 25 deaths as of Saturday. In Dayton, a plumber said stockpiling of toilet paper is causing problems as people without the product flush inappropriate items such as baby wipes.

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