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FILE - In this June 5, 2020, file photo, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hawaii's governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Latest: Honolulu to allow some activities to resume

Sep. 22, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU -- Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city plans to allow some activities that were shut down last month to control the spread of the coronavirus to resume under new guidelines. The mayor said Tuesday the city will allow social gatherings of up to five people, including at beaches and hiking trails. ...

Hawaii to loosen some COVID-19 rules after new cases decline

Sep. 22, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Tuesday the city plans to allow some activities that were shut down last month to control the spread of the coronavirus to resume under new guidelines. Beginning Thursday, the city will allow social gatherings of up to five people, including at beaches and...

Honolulu police arrest 2, close bar after COVID-19 violation

Sep. 19, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu liquor and law enforcement officials say they have arrested multiple people and closed down a bar for violating restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Brix and Bones sports bar was shut down after it remained opened despite public health orders that require bars...

More than half of Honolulu's virus recovery funds allocated

Sep. 14, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials have said nearly 60% of Honolulu’s federal coronavirus recovery funds have been allocated for use, leaving $165.4 million pending. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sunday that Honolulu has spent about $72 million of its available $387 million. Honolulu received the...

Police officers wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus, walk in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S Korea's coronavirus resurgence seems to slow

Sep. 9, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s new coronavirus cases have stayed below 200 for an eighth straight day, suggesting the recent viral resurgence is slowing amid stringent social distancing rules. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday it recorded 155 additional cases...

In this photo taken Friday, June 5, 2020, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki beach in Honolulu. Hawaii faces unpleasant options for addressing a dramatic decline in tax revenues precipitated by the coronavirus pandemic and the shutdown of the state's tourism industry. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Latest: Illinois university quarantines all student body

Sep. 8, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. — Bradley University in central Illinois is requiring its entire student body to quarantine for two weeks because of clusters of COVID-19 on campus and is reverting to remote learning, officials announced Tuesday. Officials of the private university said they have linked a spike of the...

Honolulu mayor extends stay-at-home order by 2 weeks

Sep. 8, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Tuesday he would extend the city's stay-at-home order for two weeks to control the coronavirus but will modify the rules to allow solo activity at beaches, parks and trails. The stay-at-home order will be kept in place through Sept. 24. Individuals will be...

Tube mislabeling prompts request for virus retesting on Oahu

Aug. 31, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — More than 1,700 Oahu residents have been informed that they may have to retake a coronavirus screening test because of a labeling error. Test tubes at the Kaneohe and Leeward Community College sites were mislabeled, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday. “Approximately 1,776...

Hawaii says 11% of people taking COVID-19 test are positive

Aug. 26, 2020 9:48 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — More than 10% of people tested for COVID-19 in Hawaii have been found to have the disease in the past 24 hours, new data showed Wednesday, underscoring that coronavirus was becoming more widespread in the community. “It’s basically telling us we’re in a very serious...

Hawaii's most populous island ramps up virus testing

Aug. 26, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's most populous island is returning to a stay-at-home order while officials strive to conduct 70,000 COVID-19 tests in two weeks amid a surge in cases. Oahu, where Honolulu is located, has seen daily triple-digit positive cases in recent weeks, an alarming spike after Hawaii had...