10:30 AM Newscast

The coronavirus pandemic could result in an unemployment rate above 20-percent in Louisiana. Economist Loren Scott estimates 349-thousand unemployment claims for the month of April, because of the economic shutdown…
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And Scott says low oil prices will prevent Louisiana from bouncing back as fast as other states who do not rely on the oil and gas industry.
Governor John Bel Edwards is calling on Louisiana residents to “mask up” which means wearing a face mask in public places. Edwards says wearing a mask reduces the chances of asymptomatic, or mildly symptomatic people unknowingly transmitting the virus to others.
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Guidelines still call for anyone feeling sick to self-quarantine, even if they have a mask.


Tulane is set to study whether hydroxychloroquine can be used to help prevent people who’ve been exposed to coronavirus from developing COVID-19. Tulane School of Medicine Infectious Disease Epidemiologist Dr. Patricia Kissinger says if you’ve been in close contact with a confirmed case, and you’re interested, they’ll have you do a telemedicine conference, then…
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Tulane hopes to enroll 500 local participants.
Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette is one of the many events canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of trying to push back to the fall, a virtual music festival will happen instead, with live-streamed performances. Festival spokesperson Carly Viator says there will also be a virtual 5k for those who need an excuse to get out of the house and run.

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This would have been the 34th year for the festival. The live stream takes place on the event’s Facebook page.