JBE, Cantrell touring Convention Center field hospital Sunday; media briefing to follow

Gov. John Bel Edwards will join New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell Sunday in New Orleans for a walk-through of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center that will be used for recovering coronavirus patients who no longer need to be hospitalized. 

Media will not be allowed to follow the walk-through; however, a media briefing will be held after the tour. Media will be able to get video and pictures inside the convention center at a later time that will be announced next week. As of Saturday, March 28, there were 3,315 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Louisiana, with 137 deaths.

Details are as follows:
3 p.m. News Conference (Open Media)
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans
Hall G
The briefing will be held outside.

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A founding editor of both The Independent and ABiz and senior editor at The Times of Acadiana in the 1990s, Leslie Turk has worked in the newspaper business in Lafayette for almost three decades. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Acadiana Advocate and Gambit. Email her at [email protected]

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