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Pharmaceutical company Amneal donated 400,000 doses of hydroxychloroquine to the State of Louisiana this week.

It’s a drug typically used to treat malaria, but there is hope among some scientists and doctors that it could be used to treat patients with COVID-19.

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A second person held at the federal prison in Oakdale, Louisiana has died of COVID-19.

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The latest on the spread of coronavirus in New Orleans and across Louisiana today, April 1.

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Record numbers of laid-off workers across Louisiana are waiting for badly needed assistance, while the state struggles to process hundreds of thousands of new unemployment claims. Their lives have been doubly upended by quarantine and financial hardship.

The Louisiana Legislature met briefly on the last day bills could be introduced for the 2020 Regular Session.