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Top Story: Hawaii officials prepared for surge in medical care demand because of COVID-19.
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Accessed on 27 March 2020, 0325 UTC, Post 20495.
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There were 11 new cases of COVID-19 in residents over the past 24 hours, bringing the state’s number of total cases to 106. Read more
Most were cited in public parks after ignoring officers’ instructions to leave, according to a Honolulu Police Department spokeswoman. Read more
Green, an emergency room doctor on the Big Island who has been leading COVID-19 community preparedness efforts, said the two met yesterday to smooth over issues and will be joining together for a 3 p.m. news conference. Read more
Nonprofit groups are offering free grab-and-go lunches to children through age 18 at various sites on Oahu to supplement those being offered at many public schools by the Department of Education. Read more
Mayor Kirk Caldwell and agricultural leaders announce ‘farm-to-car’ service for buying local produce and meat
Pickups will be at the Blaisdell Center parking Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Read more
Answers to common questions about what’s in the bill. Read more
In the United States, at least 81,321 people are known to have been infected with the coronavirus, including more than 1,000 deaths — more cases than China, Italy or any other country has seen. Read more
Some people are scrambling to figure out how to self-quarantine while practicing social distancing. Read more
The draft will still take place April 23-25. It was originally scheduled for a big outdoor production in Las Vegas, but those plans were scrapped because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
Hui Aloha says 54 of 60 park restrooms remained closed Wednesday despite the city saying all would be reopened amid widespread shutdown of Oahu facilities in order to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
A preliminary investigation indicated the woman sustained a stab wound or wounds. The type of injuries the infant sustained is still under investigation. Read more
They are “petri dishes for bacteria and carriers of harmful pathogens,” read one warning from a plastics industry group. They are “virus-laden.” Read more
With leagues across the world idle and thousands of athletes at home, unable to practice, clubs are increasingly concerned about their financial futures. Read more
The $2 trillion legislative package moving through Congress to shore up the U.S. economy devastated by the coronavirus was carefully written to prevent President Donald Trump and his family from profiting from the federal fund. But the fine print reveals that businesses owned by Trump and his family still may be eligible for some assistance. Read more
State health officials are projecting the coronavirus will be a serious threat to Hawaii for up to five months with the peak of the outbreak yet to come. Read more
Both Hawaii Sea Spirits in Kula and Maui Brewing Co. in Kihei and Kahana are making critically needed alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Read more
Here are some of the top stories today on the world’s coronavirus pandemic. Read more
In a letter to the nation’s governors, Trump said the new guidelines are meant to enable state and local leaders to make “decisions about maintaining, increasing, or relaxing social distancing and other measures they have put in place.” Read more
New York once again saw a spike in the number of deaths and hospitalizations related to the coronavirus, a bleak trend for the epicenter of the U.S.’s outbreak of the fast-spreading virus. Read more
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government has been in discussions with the White House about convincing the U.S. not to do it. Read more
Yunji de Nies and Ryan Kalei Tsuji will discuss the latest news, resources and community concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in Hawaii. Read more
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