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New Orleans not loosening stay-at-home restrictions yet, despite OK from governor

5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Tuesday, April 28 2020 Apr 28, 2020 April 28, 2020 10:51 AM April 28, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

NEW ORLEANS - A day after Governor John Bel Edwards announced businesses could start easing some stay-at-home restrictions, the mayor of New Orleans says the city is not taking any chances.

On Monday, Governor Edwards extended Louisiana's stay-at-home order to May 15 but said the state would loosen some restrictions on businesses before then. Some of those changes taking effect May 1 included allowing stores to provide curbside pickup and opening outside seating at restaurants.

But Mayor Latoya Cantrell announced Tuesday that New Orleans would not observe any of the new adjustments to the order.

The New Orleans area has been the hardest hit by the coronavirus in Louisiana since the outbreak began. As of Monday, Orleans Parish led the state with 6,365 confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 400 virus-related deaths.

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