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Top Story: Paul Greenslade is recovering from COVID-19 at a friend’s home in Hawaii Kai after spending three weeks in the hospital for treatment.
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Accessed on 19 April 2020, 0405 UTC, Post 20621.
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United Kingdom man, 79, celebrates recovery from coronavirus in Hawaii just a day after his birthday
Paul Greenslade is recovering at a friend’s home in Hawaii Kai after spending three weeks in the hospital for treatment for the disease. Read more
Health officials said there are now a total of 29 confirmed cases associated with a cluster among the two McDonald’s restaurants in Kailua-Kona. Read more
Stores in Texas can soon begin selling merchandise with curbside service, and hospitals can resume nonessential surgeries. In Florida, people are returning to a few beaches and parks. And protesters are clamoring for more. Read more
The Hawaii Tourism Authority reported today that 486 trans-Pacific passengers arrived on Friday, including 98 visitors and 184 residents. Read more
A Hawaiian Airlines plane is on its way to Shenzhen, China to pick up 2 million face masks to bring back to Hawaii. Read more
The driver fled eastbound on Green Street. Police did not give a description of the vehicle. Read more
More than 50 volunteers, including fire department recruits, helped build dozens of emergency shelters today on Hawaii island to shelter “the most vulnerable homeless individuals.” Read more
As a clearer picture emerges of COVID-19’s decidedly deadly toll on black Americans, leaders are demanding a reckoning of the systemic policies they say have made many African Americans far more vulnerable to the virus, including inequity in access to health care and economic opportunity. Read more
The Navy’s top admiral will soon decide the fate of the ship captain who was fired after pleading for commanders to move faster to safeguard his coronavirus-infected crew on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Read more
Some Florida beaches reopen with restrictions: no sunbathing, no sitting in folding chairs, no coolers
Now some areas of Florida are beginning to reopen them with restrictions: no sunbathing, no sitting in folding chairs, no coolers. Read more
A 30-year-old man was critically injured while riding a moped with his 8-year-old son and crashing into a grassy median in Waianae, police said. Read more
The Kihei man was walking westbound within the southbound lane of travel on Maui Veterans Highway when he was hit about 8:08 p.m. by a woman driving a 2011 Kia Optima. Read more
First, it was bars, restaurants, hotels. And clothing stores, movie theaters, entertainment venues. And countless small businesses, from bookstores to barber shops. Read more
Honolulu police briefly closed all Koko Head-bound lanes of the H-1 freeway for an investigation. Read more
Nearly 1,000 cadets graduated Saturday from the Air Force Academy in a scaled-down ceremony that capped a trying semester of virtual classes and solitary dorm-room meals due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
Less than a month ago, AAU President Roger Goudy watched membership in the long-running youth sports organization drop from 20,000 ahead of last year’s pace to about 3,000 behind in just a week. Read more
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today the U.S. and Canada have agreed to keep their border closed to nonessential travel for another 30 days. Read more
Police in Las Vegas are releasing up to 290 county jail inmates in a bid to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus among a vulnerable inmate population behind bars, department officials said Friday. Read more
Clusters of states representing the vast majority of Americans have decided cooperation in dealing with the coronavirus is the better option. Read more
The Honolulu Museum of Art on Friday confirmed it has laid off a good portion of its staff in response to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more