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Top Story: Japan declares state of emergency amid the rapid spread of COVID-19 in that country.
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Accessed on 07 April 2020, 1550 UTC, Post 20557.
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The COVID-19 outbreak is now rampant and rapidly spreading, threatening people’s health, their daily lives and the economy, Abe said. Read more
HPD said it has issued 4,660 warnings and 353 citations for emergency law violations. Read more
A University of Hawaii Cancer Center researcher and a local genomics company are trying to decipher why COVID-19 hits some people much harder than others — by examining their DNA. Read more
The Hawaii Tourism Authority reported today that Sunday’s trans-Pacific passenger count was 583, including 126 visitors and 233 residents. Read more
Drive-thru testing to be held Tuesday on Molokai after coronavirus cases surface on the Friendly Isle
Drive-thru testing for COVID-19 will be held Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Molokai at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center. Read more
Dated Jan. 29, it came during a period when Trump was playing down the risks to the United States, and he would later go on to say that no one could have predicted such a devastating outcome. Read more
More than a dozen National Guard soldiers assisted this morning at the Honolulu airport at the passenger arrival gates and TSA security checkpoints, according to spokesman Maj. Jeff Hickman. Read more
Police are asking for help in finding the driver of a black Dodge pickup truck that fled the scene of a motor vehicle collision on Feb. 25 striking a pedestrian and multiple vehicles. Read more
The Maui County death was confirmed by the Hawaii Department of Health. The person was an older male resident with underlying health conditions, according to health officials Read more
Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed today by Major League Baseball and the players’ association. Read more
While skewering Crozier, Modly also admonished the crew. He suggested that by cheering Crozier when he departed the carrier last week, they were overlooking their most basic duty. Read more
The employee suffered non-life-threatening injuries and suspect fled the scene. Read more
It is, to date, the largest corporate donation to HCF’s fund, which was established by the foundation and the Omidyar ‘Ohana Fund. Read more
State scrambles to keep up with surge in food stamp, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families applications
A spokeswoman for the state Department of Human Services said the department received 3,293 applications last week for SNAP and financial support through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Read more
President Donald Trump and members of the National Coronavirus Task Force are preparing to address the media today from the White House in Washington. Read more
Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city would consider temporary burials if the deaths from the coronavirus outbreak exceed the space available in city and hospital morgues. Read more
With families in lockdown worldwide, hotlines are lighting up with abuse reports, leaving governments trying to address a crisis that experts say they should have seen coming. Read more
Parapunov, a senior opposite from Bulgaria, averaged a BWC-best 4.47 kills per set and hit .377 on the year, fifth-best in the conference. Read more
No parking will be allowed on all streets and shoulders in Lanikai, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, starting today. Read more
At 8:24 a.m., radar indicated heavy rain along the southwest shore of Kauai from Poipu to Kekaha moving quickly to the east. Read more
The remaining inventory has since been moved to an undisclosed location. Read more
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