What you need to know about COVID-19 plus the latest Hawaii State News.
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Accessed on 20 March 2022, 0443 UTC.
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
School-based providers list difficulties hiring and retaining staff as the biggest reasons they have not fully rebounded from COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. Read more
The deaths, both in northeastern Jilin province, bring the country’s coronavirus death toll to 4,638. Read more
The total number of deaths in Hong Kong — 5,401 — has exceeded the 4,636 fatalities recorded in mainland China. Read more
About three dozen would-be asylum seekers from Russia found themselves blocked from entering the U.S. today while a group of Ukrainians flashed passports and were escorted across the border. Read more
The Hawaii National Guard’s COVID-19 joint task force officially concluded its mission Wednesday after two years of operations. Read more
A government report leaked online indicates the woman had visited church services, a hospital, stores, a library and a travel agency since first feeling ill last Saturday. Read more
Drugmaker Moderna asked the Food and Drug Administration today to authorize a fourth shot of its COVID-19 vaccine as a booster dose for all adults. Read more
The days of returning to a wrinkle-free duvet are likely gone. Forget fresh towels, and accept that your trash might never get taken out during your stay. Read more
Biden was not deemed a close contact of Prime Minister Micheal Martin. Read more
Question: What if I wanted to keep the digital vaccine card? Read more
Gerald Bryson, who worked at an Amazon warehouse in the New York borough of Staten Island, helped lead the protest outside a warehouse in April 2020. Read more
The last Hawaii chef to claim a James Beard trophy was George Mavrothalassitis, in 2003. Read more
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said tests will no longer be needed beginning April 1. Read more
Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin dialed in by video link while isolating at Blair House across the street from the White House. Read more
The full-fledged return of New York’s parade today coincided with the city’s wider reopening. Major mask and vaccination rules were recently lifted. Read more
Worries over rising health risks and “mask shaming” when Hawaii public schools eventually drop their COVID-19 indoor mask requirement is keeping some parents awake at night. Read more
Amber and Anthony Bruey of Lehigh Acres pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and illegal monetary transactions. Read more
It will be the first time Japan has been free of virus restrictions since early January. Read more
The rate hikes will eventually mean higher loan rates for many consumers and businesses. Read more
Orders placed with global e-commerce platforms like Amazon and Walmart may be delayed by virus lockdowns and restrictions in some of China’s key manufacturing hubs, according to an industry body. Read more