CORONAVIRUS ALERT: Hear from the expert Dr. Frank Welch

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BATON ROUGE, LA (BRPROUD)- Dr. Frank Welch, Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness at the Louisiana Department of Health says Louisiana is prepared for any Coronavirus outbreak.  NBC Local 33 Reporter Deon Guillory spoke to Dr. Welch today to get an update.

There are no cases currently in Louisiana. Dr Welch says the state received a testing protocol from the CDC that was flawed but is expecting to received another one soon.

He says the state Dept of Health has been in contact with emergency rooms and urgent cares around the state to help them prepare.

Stay with NBC Local 33/FOX 44News for the latest information on the Coronavirus.

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