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Top Story: A Hawaii-based Marine who returned from training in Florida test positive for the coronavirus. The Marine is being treated at the Tripler Army Medical Center on Oahu.
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Accessed on 22 March 2020, 2225 UTC, Post 20472.
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The Marine returned Friday from training and annual leave on the mainland and went to Tripler Army Medical Center with symptoms of COVID-19 infection. Read more
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 307,200 people and killed more than 13,000. Read more
New York City’s mayor is now prepared to order his city behind closed doors in an attempt to slow a pandemic that has swept across the globe. Read more
The IOC will look at postponing the Tokyo Olympics during four weeks of talks announced amid mounting criticism by athletes and sports officials during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
President Donald Trump has issued a disaster declaration for Washington and ordered federal assistance for the state, tribal and local response to the coronavirus outbreak that has killed dozens. Read more
An approximately 35- to 40-foot-long sailboat has run aground on the beach fronting the Halekulani in Waikiki. Read more
The defiance of lockdown mandates and scientific advice to fight the coronavirus pandemic has prompted crackdowns by authorities on people trying to escape cabin fever brought on by virus restrictions. Read more
Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House teetered today on a ballooning nearly $1.4 trillion economic rescue package. Read more
Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered all 4.6 million people in Louisiana to voluntarily stay at home starting at 5 p.m. Monday unless they’re performing an essential task like getting food or medicine. Read more
Italy, Iran and the United States reported soaring new death tolls as the coronavirus pandemic marched relentlessly across the globe today, prompting a scramble in hard-hit regions to set up more hospital beds and replenish the dwindling medical supplies needed to keep health workers safe. Read more
Germany has announced new nationwide measures to limit contact between people — barring groups of more than two people, except for families, to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Read more
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into quarantine after being informed that a doctor who administered a vaccine to her has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Read more
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has tested positive for the disease caused by the new coronavirus, becoming the first member of the Senate to report a case of COVID-19. Read more
Africa has received a much-needed coronavirus care package from Chinese billionaire Jack Ma. Read more
As the fight against a new virus shifts to Europe and beyond, China is supplying millions of masks and other desperately needed items to struggling governments, hoping to build political ties and defuse criticism that it allowed the disease to spread early on. Read more
Honolulu police have closed the Halawa off-ramp on the H-1 freeway heading eastbound. Read more
Four positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified within U.S. Army Hawaii, garrison commander Col. Tom Barrett said Saturday evening. Read more
“We need to come together as a community to fight this virus,” Ige said at a news conference in the state Capitol this afternoon. “We want this action to send the message to visitors and residents alike that we appreciate their love for Hawaii but we are asking them to postpone their visit.” Read more
Hawaii now has a total of 48 confirmed coronavirus cases as of 12:30 p.m. today. Read more
A pop-up, drive-thru clinic will be operational at Old Kona Airport Park on Monday to provide testing for the COVID-19 illness. Read more
Hotels at Ko Olina Resort, including Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, will close starting Tuesday. Read more