New Orleans bars close to slow spread of COVID-19

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Individuals sing and dance to karaoke on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Gerald Herbert, AP

” We comprehend the effect this is having on our bar neighborhood,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

” It has actually gotten out of control,” said Cantrell about Bourbon Street.

Cantrell stated the new constraints were enforced so the citys children might go back to classrooms.

On Saturday early morning at 6 a.m., bars in New Orleans will be closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Restaurants will likewise no longer be able to offer take-out alcoholic beverages.

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Avegno added that the brand-new cases are highly connected to social event and crowds outside bars.

Just recently, numerous pictures of big crowds on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter have actually been posted on social media.

Daily cases of COVID-19 have actually “progressively increased” considering that New Orleans got in its Phase 2 resuming in mid-June, stated Dr. Jennifer Avegno, director of the New Orleans Health Department. Checking shows that “extensive neighborhood spread” is happening in New Orleans, she said.

The constraints will remain in location, Cantrell stated, “until we move into a better position of public health in New Orleans.”

” Since the city has moved to Phase 2, the city has actually seen an undesirable trend with the COVID-19 virus,” Cantrell said.

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