Louisiana to postpone presidential primary two months

Sources familiar with the decision said the election will be postponed for about two months.

The primary was originally scheduled for April 4.

The secretary of state’s comments come as state health officials are closely monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases in Louisiana. COVID-19 is commonly known as coronavirus.

As of 9 a.m. on March 13, there are 33 presumptive positive cases of the coronavirus in eight Louisiana parishes.