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Top Story: According to Maui Mayor Mike Victorino, a second person on Molokai has tested positve for coronavirus.
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Accessed on 05 April 2020, 1515 UTC, Post 20547.
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A news release from Mayor Michael Victorino tonight said the individual is an employee of Friendly Market Center and is currently in self-isolation. Read more
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
One person has died in an accident on the H-2 freeway that has closed all southbound lanes between Ka Uka Boulevard and the Waianae exit. Read more
Whistler, whose death was announced Friday, was the third person to die of the coronavirus in Hawaii. 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
Sentencing has been scheduled in June for a woman accused of helping a man who fatally shot a Hawaii Police Department officer in 2018. Read more
In a letter from Friday addressed to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, the senators asked that recently announced flexibilites on farm loans be made permanent for the duration of the pandemic. Read more
President Donald Trump warned today that the country could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the country reopened and its stalled economy back on track. Read more
Maui County will extend the hours for its COVID-19 call center for those who have questions about the disease in the county or want to offer supplies or assistance. Read more
A Hilo woman was charged with operating a stolen vehicle after she and a passenger were found using it at a fuel pump. Read more
Zoom’s CEO said he “messed up” in releasing a product that has been easily invaded by trolls while users count on it as the virtual town square of the coronavirus epidemic. Read more
Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to validate his greatness: He’s now, officially, a Hall of Famer. Read more
Kyle Navarro was kneeling down to unlock his bicycle when he noticed an older white man staring at him. Navarro, who is Filipino, tried to ignore him, but that soon became impossible. Read more
Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sat 6 feet apart inside an empty room as the faith carried out its signature conference Saturday by adhering to social distancing guidelines that offered a stark reminder of how the global coronavirus pandemic is impacting religious practices. 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
Divers and boats today resumed the search in the Chesapeake Bay for the bodies of the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Maryland police said. 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