33-Year-Old Member of Louisiana Governor’s Staff Dies of CCP Virus Complications

March 29, 2020 Updated: March 29, 2020

A 33-year-old member of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’s staff has died due to complications from the CCP virus, also known as the novel coronavirus.

April Dunn served in the governor’s office of disability affairs.

“It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of our dear April,” Edwards said in a statement Saturday.

“She brightened everyone’s day with her smile, was a tremendous asset to our team and an inspiration to everyone who met her.”

Dunn served as the chair of the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council and was a part of the State As A Model Employer Taskforce, Edwards said in the statement.

“I was proud to have an advocate like April on the task force and on my staff. She set a great example for how other businesses could make their workforce more inclusive,” Edwards said.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards talks in Baton Rouge, La., on Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File)

Edwards announced Dunn’s death on the same day the U.S. total of reported CCP virus deaths jumped to more than 2,000. Nationwide, there are over 121,000 confirmed cases.

The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.

Louisiana currently has more than 3,000 cases, and the numbers are climbing quickly. The state Department of Health says it is monitoring clusters at six nursing homes. The department is working to contain the spread at the facilities, spokeswoman Mindy Faciane said.

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