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Top Story: Hawaii health officials say the coronavirus has claimed it fourth victim in Hawaii. The man in his 60s died today while he was confined to an Oahu hospital.
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Hawaii Department of Health officials said a hospitalized East Oahu man in his 60s was the fourth person in the state to die from coronavirus. Read more
Nearly 1,400 visitors have come to Hawaii’s airports on trans-Pacific flights since the state implemented strict COVID-19 containment measures. Read more
The Hickam airman did not have a recent travel history and had contact with personnel throughout the headquarters building at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, the Air Force said. Read more
According to Princess Cruises, disembarkation of guests is expected to take several days due to limited flight availability. Guests requiring shoreside medical care will be prioritized to disembark first. Read more
The alleged attacker was arrested by police nearby, shortly after the attack. Read more
There are the bodies waiting in overcrowded mortuaries to be buried as cities struggle to meet demand and families wrestle with rules on social distancing that make the usual funeral rituals impossible. Read more
This is the 12th traffic fatality this year compared to 16 at the same time last year. Read more
In a sign of the disorganized response to the global crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised the Chinese government for its help in securing the shipment of the breathing machines that was scheduled to arrive at Kennedy Airport on Saturday, while acknowledging that the U.S. government’s stockpile of medical supplies would fall drastically short. Read more
Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra declared a state of emergency as deaths began to mount and ordered people to stay home, largely emptying the beach of people. Read more
An iPad on a tripod livestreams the service for people stuck at home across state lines. Read more
Authorities have closed schools and mosques, banned public gatherings and imposed a nighttime curfew to prevent the virus from spreading among the population of 100 million, a fifth of whom live in the densely-populated capital, Cairo. Read more
Forget streaming Netflix, much less working or studying from home. Read more
The Coast Guard and Air Force worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) Wednesday to medical responders in American Samoa. Read more
Victorino said the county was notified early this morning of the positive test result for a female resident who has some travel history. Read more
He is the third person to be arrested on Kauai for violating a 14-day quarantine order. Read more
The man was found bleeding heavily and had apparent stab wounds when police responded at 12:52 a.m. to the report of a stabbing in the area of Punahoa Street and Furneaux Lane. Read more
Scarce supplies of medical equipment are leading to growing competition within the U.S. and among nations, in what one French politician called a “worldwide treasure hunt.” Read more
In a pair of tweets, she said she and her three-year-old son were displaying symptoms two weeks ago Read more
Father-son duo charged with crimes connected to shooting at driver and ramming vehicle on Hawaii island
Hawaii County detectives arrested and charged a father and son from Keaau with several crimes related to a traffic-related altercation Wednesday in Keaau. Read more
Hawaii military battling COVID-19 with child-care center employee testing positive, troops returning early from Thailand and postponement of key missile test
In a letter today to the “Fort Shafter Child Development Center ohana,” U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii commander Col. Tom Barrett said that on Thursday, one of the care center’s employees tested positive for COVID-19. Read more
The latest fatality was an elderly Oahu resident had been hospitalized in critical condition on life support for several weeks after returning from travel to Washington state. Read more
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