ATLANTA, GA – Despite nothing being particularly wrong with the area, the CDC today went ahead and put New Iberia on lock-down after observing China and realizing that you can kinda just go ahead and do that kind of thing.
The move comes after the city of Wuhan in China was placed on lock-down due to the outbreak of the new and deadly strain of Coronavirus. Officials confirmed that strict measures have been imposed on the city in terms of letting people in and out.
As of 8am this morning, authorities put into effect the New Iberia Action Plan, ensuring that nobody was allowed to enter the city lines of New Iberia, nor were they allowed to leave.
Jeff Green, CDC spokesperson of the Louisiana region, explained at a press-conference this morning why this decision was taken.
“We went ahead and made this call after looking at the Wuhan situation and realizing that you could do that” explained Green. “We were watching the news and were like… you can lock-down a city just like that?”
“So we thought we’d go ahead and put New Iberia on lock-down, mainly as a way to prevent people from having to go there to be honest. But it’s also a way to keep the residents in. We’re telling them that it’s for medical emergency reasons and essentially a quarantine, but really there’s nothing wrong.”
“We’re going to go ahead and keep it in place for a couple of weeks, just for the hell of it. It sure as hell beats having to build a wall.”
The CDC confirmed that they’ll revisit the situation in two weeks.