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State prohibiting all gatherings larger than 250 people

4 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago Friday, March 13 2020 Mar 13, 2020 March 13, 2020 1:48 PM March 13, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Along with closing down public schools for a month, Governor John Bel Edwards has prohibited all gatherings with 250 people or more in an attempt to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

On Friday, the governor signed a proclamation halting any gatherings of that size until April 13. The governor's office clarified Friday afternoon the announcement affects churches as well.

As of mid-day Friday, the state has reported 33 total cases of the virus.

The governor's office will hold a live news conference at 3 p.m. to address the decision.

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