March 18, 2020
There are 14 confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in Hawaii, and hand sanitizer in short supply.
Last updated 18 Mar at 9:52 ET.
There are 14 “confirmed or suspected” cases COVID-19 in Hawaii, the state is now dealing with a shortage of hand sanitizer and toilet paper and is concerned the same phenomenon will occur with testing as the situation develops.
The first positive cases of alleged identified on March 6, and visitors to Hawaii which is likely affected by coronavirus while on the cruise ship Grand Princess, who travel to Hawaii before the case coronavirus in the board change trip into a nightmare quarantine.
The second case is the population who were hospitalized with COVID-19 after returning to Hawaii from Washington State. Another case is that visitors to Kaua’i from Indiana and Maui; O’ahu residents have also been diagnosed.
“While we have no indication of community transmission, this introduction on, and each is an opportunity for COVID-19 to spread in our country,” According to.
Officials screening passengers arriving at the International Airport Daniel K. Inouye to identify people who come from countries that require quarantine or public health surveillance. Anyone who has traveled to areas with sustained community transmission were asked to self-isolate and monitor their health for 14 days.
In addition, Hawaii Department of Health has requested that a meeting be limited to no more than 50 people and that the Hawaiian practice of social distance, which left about 6 feet from others.
Department of Transportation is also working to change the route cruises more direct flights from the islands. According to the Ministry of Health, that the ship has been at sea for more than 14 days incubation period of the virus and will not be allowed to dock if there are concerns about the health of passengers.
Hawaii State Department of Education is expanding its spring vacation until March 27 for public and charter school students, according to the statement. Wilcox Medical Center along with this O’ahu Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center and Straub Medical Center offers a drive-through COVID-19 testing from Monday to Friday between 8: 00-05: 00 But if people want to be tested they should first contact the doctor to order tests, according to the statement.
Medical Center- Queen Punchbowl in Honolulu, Hawaii has set up tents to screen patients for COVID-19, but only patients with mild to moderate flu-like symptoms and those with a doctor’s note will be tested, according to the statement. Patients with more severe symptoms will be sent to the emergency room.
Aloha United Way has set up a call center that runs 07: 00-10: 00, 7 days a week if people want more information about COVID -19.
-You can call 2-1-1 from any location in the country
-E-mail email@example.com < / p>
-Visit hawaii.gov/covid19 or coronavirus.gov
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