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Here are some of the other COVID-19 related announcements from Tuesday.
A new website developed by the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation hopes to support restaurants statewide by providing an updated list of locally owned businesses that offer takeout or delivery services.
Hawaii Countys legal department is combing through a stay-at-home emergency proclamation that Gov. David Ige signed Monday, looking for interpretations that best fit the Big Island, said Mayor Harry Kim on Tuesday.
More than 200 people have been tested for COVID-19 at Hilo Medical Center’s drive-through testing site since it launched a week ago.
Dr. Scott Miscovich, a private physician on Oahu who is a senior adviser on Lt. Gov. Josh Green’s COVID-19 Task Force, said Tuesday he conducted the testing of several asymptomatic senators at the state capitol on Thursday after Sen. Clarence Nishihara tested positive.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has canceled a tsunami watch issued for Hawaii after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake happened off the east coast of Russia.
A tsunami watch has been issued for Hawaii after a large earthquake occurred at about 4:50 p.m. off the eastern coast of Russias Kuril Islands, Hawaii County Civil Defense has confirmed.
Previously scheduled services for the late Albert Mamuad Duldulao Sr. have been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
A brief look at other news from throughout the state and Pacific region.
The County of Hawaii is alerting the public to a telephone scam involving people seeking donations for the countys first responders amid the COVID-19 emergency.
The state is instituting a 90-day waiver on expired drivers licenses and state ID cards because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
These are some of the other COVID-19 related announcements from Monday.
HONOLULU — Passengers from a cruise ship that was turned away by other ports began disembarking at a Honolulu harbor Monday to catch chartered flights home. The development came after state officials changed their minds several times about whether the 2,000 passengers on the Norwegian Jewel could set foot in the state.
State Sen. Lorraine Inouye of Hilo said she tested negative for the COVID-19 coronavirus and has returned home to Hilo.
Gov. David Ige said Monday his statewide lockdown order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is “aimed at social distancing — the single most effective way of controlling this deadly virus.”
Gov. David Ige announced today that he has signed a supplementary emergency proclamation ordering residents statewide to stay at home through April 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A brief look at other news from throughout the state.
The state Department of Health said as of noon today there are 72 confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in Hawaii, including two more Big Island cases, bringing Hawaii Countys total to five.
Lt. Gov. Josh Green is scheduled to address the Hawaii County Council during a teleconference Wednesday that includes a question-and-answer session with council members.