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Top Story: The State of Hawaii Department of Health confirms that 175 persons in Hawaii have tested positive for COVID-19. Of that number, 12 remain hospitalized.
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Accessed on 30 March 2020, 0015 UTC, Post 20511.
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Of all the confirmed cases in Hawaii since the start of the outbreak, 12 have required hospitalization, state health officials said today. Read more
Homeowners with government-guaranteed mortgages who fall behind on their monthly payments because of the coronavirus pandemic can postpone their payments by up to a year, according U.S. Senator Brian Schatz. Read more
President Donald Trump is extending federal guidelines recommending people stay home and away from one another for another 30 days as the coronavirus continues to spread across the country. Read more
A 27-year-old man has been charged with punching his wife in the arm in Kalihi during an argument over changing the baby’s diaper, police said. Read more
Police were looking for two suspects in an armed home invasion robbery that occurred during broad daylight Saturday in Honolulu. Read more
The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert warned today as smoldering hotspots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country. Read more
Duke Health says it will stretch its supply of specialized masks used by health care workers treating coronavirus patients by decontaminating and reusing them. Read more
Strong storms that brought tornadoes, high winds, hail and rain to parts of the Midwest and South caused extensive damage in some areas but no deaths, officials said Read more
A plane carrying eight people, including an American and a Canadian, burst into flames Sunday while attempting to take off from Manila’s airport on a flight bound for Japan, killing all those on board, officials said. Read more
Hundreds of people flouted Louisiana’s COVID-19 ban on gatherings, coming on buses and in personal vehicles to the first of three Sunday services at their church a day after New Orleans police broke up a funeral gathering of about 100 people. Read more
Yunji de Nies and Ryan Kalei Tsuji discuss the latest news, resources and community concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in Hawaii. Read more
A federal judge called on the U.S. government to speed the release of migrant children in detention centers to suitable adult guardians, saying there are serious questions about whether the facilities are safe amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
As the White House looks for ways to restore normalcy in parts of the U.S., the government’s foremost infection disease expert says the country could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
Mayor de Blasio went on the defensive today over weeks of statements in which he urged New Yorkers to go about their daily lives as usual even as the coronavirus spread. Read more
The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq withdrew from a military base in the country’s north that nearly launched Washington into an open war with neighboring Iran. Read more
Iran’s president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of the country’s lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, saying the government has to weigh economic concerns as it takes measures to contain the pandemic. Read more
A COVID-19 outbreak at a Maryland nursing home contributed to an increase in coronavirus cases today across the state that the governor described as “frightening.” Read more
For passengers on a Holland America Line cruise ship, a fun-filled voyage on the luxury liner is quickly turning into a nightmare with deteriorating conditions on board and fears of a full-blown coronavirus outbreak after four travelers died and two others were infected. Read more
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has canceled a flash flood warning for the island of Oahu until 1:15 p.m. Read more
Hawaii’s first police officer with COVID-19 was tested positive sometime last week, according to the State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers. Read more
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz released a resource guide for small businesses in Hawaii to help them navigate new programs in the federal $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed Friday. Read m
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