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White House suggests tougher coronavirus rules in Louisiana

(Associated Press)
Published: Nov. 19, 2020 at 7:28 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The White House’s coronavirus advisers are urging Louisiana to step up its restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The call to ratchet up Louisiana’s efforts to contain the virus comes as the number of hospitalized virus patients edged higher Thursday amid a third wave of infections.

Gov. John Bel Edwards continues to sound the alarm about the latest spike. He expressed concern that people won’t take precautions and will gather as usual in packed houses for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Democratic governor says he doesn’t intend to return Louisiana to a stay-at-home order but is willing to consider adding more restrictions.

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