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Top Story: Only 5 new coronavirus cases have been reported since Saturday.
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Accessed on 14 April 2020, 1425 UTC, Post 20590.
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Today’s single-digit increase was the lowest since four new cases were recorded on March 25. Read more
“We are conducting a very deliberate process to ensure that we are responsible for the health and safety not just of the soldiers and families, but also the Hawaii community,” said Col. Derrick Cheng, a spokesman for U.S. Army Pacific at Fort Shafter. Read more
Federal law won’t allow Hawaii to restrict travelers coming into the state. Read more
In recent weeks, North Korea has carried out a series of short-range missile and other weapons tests amid stalled nuclear talks with the United States. Read more
The council, which is not expected to include health officials, could bring to the forefront the push-pull tensions within the White House between economists and public health officials. Read more
Drive-thru testing for COVID-19 will be held again on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Molokai at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center. Read more
Singapore has reported its biggest daily jump in new coronavirus infections, most of them linked to foreign workers living in crowded dormitories. Read more
Police said an unknown male suspect fired gunshots in the direction of a Makahiki Street home where three elderly residents were sleeping at about 9:40 p.m. Friday. Read more
The National Weather Service said that “unsettled weather will persist” for the islands today and Tuesday. Read more
Gov. David Ige joined today’s COVID-19 Care Conversation on Facebook Live to take questions about the coronavirus outbreak in Hawaii. Read more
President Donald Trump and the coronavirus task force are giving their daily briefing on the pandemic. Read more
The Hawaii Tourism Authority reported today that on Sunday 543 trans-Pacific passengers arrived in Hawaii, including 91 visitors and 132 residents. Read more
First Hawaiian Bank has launched its “Aloha for Hawaii” initative — a program aiming to generate a million takeout orders at Hawaii restaurants, as well as to provide up to $1 million in donations to the new Aloha for Hawaii Fund. Read more
Officials around the world worried that halting quarantine and social-distancing measures could easily undo the hard-earned progress that those steps have achieved in slowing the spread. Read more
In deeply conservative eastern Washington state, a prominent state lawmaker kicked out of his Republican Party caucus labels the coronavirus as a foreign bio-weapon, accuses Marxists of using the pandemic to advance totalitarianism and rails against lockdown restrictions imposed by the Democratic governor. Read more
The leak reportedly occurred shortly before 10 a.m. in the area of Hanua Street in proximity to the H-Power plant. Read more
New York’s coronavirus death toll topped 10,000 even as the absence of fresh hotspots in the U.S. or elsewhere in the world yielded a ray of optimism in global efforts against the disease, though a return to normal was unlikely anytime soon. Read more
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said he wanted to make sure people had the ability to purchase materials to make masks, given that earlier this month, he had strongly recommended people wear cloth masks when going out in public. Read more
He said there is a strong suspicion of another cluster besides the one at Maui Memorial Medical Center, but he would not say where. Read more
Cuomo announced an alliance with six other Northeastern governors to explore how to eventually lift restrictions. Read more
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