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Louisiana barricades opposite the Covid-19

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REPORTAGE – The Mardi Gras party, with its crowds gathered in the heart of New Orleans, is said to have fueled the epidemic.

By Julien Chaillou

Tourists have deserted Bourbon Street, the most festive street in the United States, located in the heart of the historic district of New Orleans.
Tourists have deserted Bourbon Street, the most festive street in the United States, located in the heart of the historic district of New Orleans. Chris Graythen / AFP

In New Orleans

The image is striking and symbolic. Bourbon Street, the most festive street in the United States, located in the heart of the historic district of New Orleans, is deserted. The tourists are no longer there and the locals stay at home. Rats are now the only ones to have fun in front of the many bars with closed doors. Since March 20, the main city of Louisiana, usually restless, has been at a standstill. By order of LaToya Cantrell, the mayor, an incentive to stay at his home was established. Non-essential businesses have been closed and large gatherings are prohibited. On March 23, John Bel Edwards, Governor of Louisiana, extended this principle to the entire state. This has just been extended, this past weekend, until April 30.

It must be said that the situation is dramatic along the Mississippi River. Last Saturday, Louisiana was the third home of the country in number of deaths and positive cases, behind the State of New York and

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