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Hawaii plans to extend stay-at-home measures, travel quarantine until end of June

19 May 2020 01:43:29




Chinaman's hat on Kane'ohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii (Shutterstock/Malgorzata Litkowska)

Hawaii is likely to keep its coronavirus stay-at-home measures in place until the end of June and will also discourage tourists from visiting, state Governor David Ige said.

The current 14-day mandatory quarantine for everyone traveling into the state, which began in March, will certainly be extended until the end of next month, Ige said in an online question-and-answer session late on Thursday.

Tourism is a big part of Hawaii's economy - more than 10.4 million visitors came to the islands last year, supporting some 216,000 jobs in a population of around 1.4 million, according to the state tourism authority.

Read full story: thejakartapost.com

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