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Top Story: Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell urges residents to stay at home following the death of an Oahu man who tested positive for COVID-19.
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VIDEO: Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell urges public to follow ‘stay-at-home’ order as Hawaii reports 1st coronavirus death
Noting Hawaii’s first confirmed death from coronavirus, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell this afternoon emphasized the importance of everyone following state and county “stay-at-home” orders during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
The Senate Special Committee on COVID-19 is holding a press conference this afternoon to assess and advise the Senate regarding the state’s COVID-19 plans. Read more
The first session of summer classes will be held between May 26 and July 3. Read more
Of all the confirmed cases in Hawaii since the start of the outbreak, 13 have required hospitalizations, state health officials said today. Read more
Honolulu police hope the public can help locate the driver of a gray four-door sedan that hit a moped rider in Kalihi in February and fled the scene without rendering aid. Read more
A flood advisory has been issued for Oahu and Hawaii island for the next couple of hours. Read more
Public health officials stressed that the number could be less if people across the country bear down on keeping their distance from one another. Read more
Small businesses seeking loans through the government’s $2 trillion coronavirus relief package could receive money as soon as Friday. Read more
Police sent out a bulletin at 7:44 a.m. Read more
Statewide deaths — 23 in the Las Vegas area and three in Washoe County including Reno-Sparks — have quadrupled the past week. Read more
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If you’re not sick with the new coronavirus, should you wear a mask in public? The World Health Organization says no. Read more
The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt said the spread of the disease is ongoing and accelerating, and said that removing all but 10% of the crew is a “necessary risk” in order to stop the spread of the virus. The ship is docked in Guam. Read more
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Singer Jack Johnson participates in Together at Home series for World Health Organization amid coronavirus pandemic
The “Together at Home” movement is a series of virtual concerts encouraging people globally to practice social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
Despite some COVID-19 wobbling, the February results kept the year-to-date tally positive for most aspects of Hawaii’s visitor industry. Read more
Puna patrol officers at 2:54 p.m. responded to a report of a physical domestic incident at a Melekule Street residence in the Orchidland Subdivision. Read more
The information taken may have included names, addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, loyalty information for linked companies like airlines and room preferences. Read more
Worldwide, more than 800,000 people have been infected and over 39,000 people have died. Read more
Stocks fell today to close out Wall Street’s worst quarter since the most harrowing days of the 2008 financial crisis. Read more
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http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts (Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency)
https://www.hawaiicounty.gov/coronavirus (Hawaii County Coronavirus website)