Louisiana Declares Emergency, Becomes First US State to Postpone Democratic Primary Over Coronavirus

Ohio and Florida are set to hold primaries.

Ohio and Florida are set to hold primaries.

The move comes just days before four other states,which have reported COVID-19 infections hold primaries.

  • AFP Washington
  • Last Updated: March 13, 2020, 11:09 PM IST

Louisiana declared an emergency over the Coronavirus pandemic and postponed its April 4 Democratic primary, the first state to do so with the battle for the party’s presidential nomination still undecided.

“The law provides for extraordinary measures to be taken when facing disasters,” Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said.

“Today I have certified that a state of emergency exists,” The move comes just days before four other states which have reported COVID-19 infections hold primaries, including Ohio and Florida.

Source: https://www.news18.com/news/world/louisiana-declares-emergency-becomes-first-us-state-to-postpone-democratic-primary-over-coronavirus-2536483.html

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