Virus Outbreak Louisiana

The nearly deserted Bourbon Street, which is normally bustling with tourists and revelers, stands in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Thursday, March 19, 2020. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell have ordered all restaurants and bars to close except for takeout, and asked residents to remain home and maintain social distancing from others when outside, due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a city wide order for all residents to stay in their homes in light of the number of COVID-19 cases in the city.

As of 4:30 p.m. on March 20, Orleans Parish has 299 coronavirus cases.

Cantrell announced the order at a conference this afternoon. All residents are now asked to stay home except for critical needs.

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