Louisiana ‘stay at home’ order to be extended through April

Workers prepare the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Hall J on Friday, March 27, 2020, in New Orleans after Louisiana state health officials said they are planning to put more than 1,100 beds in the makeshift hospital for patients with the coronavirus. (David Grunfeld/The Advocate via AP)

BATON ROUGE, La. — Gov. John Bel Edwards said Monday that he will extend Louisiana’s “stay at home” order through the end of April, in line with President Donald Trump’s most recent guidance, as the number of Louisiana residents who have died from COVID-19 jumped significantly overnight.