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Top Story: Nearly 100 Hawaii doctors and medical practitioners have asked Hawaii Governor David Ige to mandate the shutdown of all non-essential businesses and to order all residents to stay home amid the spread of the coronavirus.
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|Medical professionals ask Gov. Ige to mandate extreme social distancing measures
Nearly 100 Hawaiʻi doctors and medical providers are imploring Gov. David Ige to mandate the shutdown of all non-essential businesses and order residents to stay home to stop the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Big Island Video News.
The latest on COVID-19 infection spread
Economic impacts snowball as coronavirus continues
A dire projection from the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s latest Oxford Economics study says one in four hotel workers could lose their jobs in the next six months. The study conservatively estimates 46,778 hotel- supported jobs in Hawaiʻi could be lost over the next six months, with a worst-case scenario of 57,173 jobs. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Hawaiian Airlines reducing the flight schedule system-wide by nearly 40 percent for the month of April. Flights impacted include international routes, mainland routes and even neighbor island offerings. Hawaii News Now. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Big Island Video News.
5 tips for working from home
Counties implement their own restrictions
Visitors are still coming … and crowding into eateries
Tulsi Gabbard suspending presidential campaign, will support Joe Biden
My Job: Forecasting Weather
“I supervise a team of three to four meteorologists in the preparation of both routine and nonroutine forecasts for the public, aviation, marine and surfing communities of Hawai‘i. We work rotating 12-hour shifts. There are always at least four meteorologists on duty, 24/7/365.”… read more.
|Caldwell orders restaurants closed except for takeout, drive-thru and delivery
The emergency proclamation issued Wednesday by Mayor Kirk Caldwell is to begin 8:30 a.m. Friday and last for 15 calendar days and is designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus by limiting gatherings of 10 or more people as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, city officials said. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.
Officials say passengers, crew must remain on 2 cruise ships heading to Honolulu
Rotary International cancels June convention, which would have brought 20,000 visitors
2 men arrested for illegal harvest of nearly 785 Opihi
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