Louisiana governor raises alarm about third wave, does not issue new restrictions

Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday said Louisiana is in the midst of its third COVID-19 surge, though he stopped short of issuing new restrictions to control the coronavirus, saying the current rules are adequate if followed.

“The effort in Louisiana is inadequate to the task,” he said. “I’m asking the people of Louisiana to rise to the challenge.”

Louisiana was among the world leaders in COVID-19 infections during the early days of the pandemic this spring. A second wave in June and July prompted Edwards to issue a statewide mask mandate.

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