Gov. Edwards provides updates on COVID-19 in La. March 31

(KALB) - Gov. John Bel Edwards provided updates on COVID-19 in Louisiana on March 31 at 2:30 p.m.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards talks about the rise in his state's coronavirus cases, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. Louisiana is scrambling to ready makeshift hospitals and track down ventilators amid a steady uptick in the outbreak. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Edwards announced that he's officially extending the stay at home order until at least April 30, with the possibility of it going on longer.

He also said that he will sign a proclamation making it easier to come to Louisiana to practice and help the health care industry. Edwards said that over 4,000 students will be graduating soon from health care majors to help with the fight against COVID-19.

Funeral services must be conducted "expeditiously as possible" and limited to only 10 members in attendance, according to the governor.

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