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Top Story: Efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 have fractured the local visitor industry with tourist numbers dropping to near zero over the past two weeks.
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Accessed on 30 March 2020, 1445 UTC, Post 20513.
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HONOLULU — Like many cities across the world, Honolulu came to an eerie standstill this weekend as officials implemented measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic throughout the islands.
The county announced Wednesday that traffic on Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea will be reduced to one alternating lane of travel between Iokua Place and Puu Nani starting at 6 p.m. today through 8 p.m. April 5.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused numerous event cancellations this month, including a planned 50th anniversary celebration of the Waiakea Intermediate School Ukulele Band.
HONOLULU (AP) — A utility company in Hawaii has adjusted its operations and some of its services to potentially reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
The wife of a Puna man who vanished almost 5 1/2 years ago has filed a civil court petition requesting her husband be declared dead.
Stay calm, and sew on.
All county parks and park facilities are closed. Except for the Hilo Municipal Golf Course.
Two more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed on Hawaii Island, state health officials said Friday, bringing the total number of diagnosed cases in the county to seven.
Just about every Big Island industry is struggling under the state’s lockdown of nonessential businesses.
A majority of hotels from South Kona to South Kohala will be closed as of today because of the novel coronavirus.
HONOLULU — Among the business Hawaii lawmakers left unfinished when they abruptly suspended the Legislature to help slow the spread of the coronavirus were proposals to improve psychiatric care for the state’s mentally ill.
Premier Medical Group and Bay Clinic, with the support of Hawaii County COVID-19 Task Force, will offer a drive-through screening and testing clinic.