Hawaii Government asks tourists to cancel trips for a month to lower coronavirus spreading

 Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hawaii governor David Ige encouraged visitors to postpone their island vacations for at least the next 30 days as the state tries to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. The novel coronavirus has gone global reaching most of the nations throughout the world. This outburst in China now becomes a worldwide pandemic. Since it was first identified in mid-December (Wuhan Province in China), the virus has killed more than 7,989 people worldwide. It is also reported that 198,737 confirmed.

 

 

Ige announced an appeal along with a directive that all bars and clubs close and that restaurants shift to serving food through drive-through, takeout and delivery service. He called on gatherings to be limited to a maximum of 10 people.

 

 

Hawaii welcomed more than 10 million visitors last year, an all-time record. The tourism in Hawaii is the train of the economy of the state, accounting for nearly one-fifth of local jobs.

 

 

To date, Hawaii Government has recorded 14 positive cases of the new coronavirus. The officials have closed schools and facilities and postponed events to prevent the disease from spreading widely in the community and overwhelming the healthcare system.

 

More stores are changing their hours in response to customer shopping habits that are changing with the growing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Times Supermarkets and Big Save Markets will be adjusting their hours for vulnerable populations, naming the “elder community and customers with vulnerable immune systems” in particular. The changes start Friday and will last indefinitely.

 

 

 

 

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