The surging coronavirus is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears close at hand, with the country now averaging over 1,300 COVID-19 deaths per day — the highest level since the calamitous spring in and around New York City.
NEW YORK — Promising news about a coronavirus vaccine has small business owners feeling more upbeat despite cases of the virus surging in many parts of the U.S.
The day after Amanda Serulneck found out she might have been exposed to COVID-19, she visited a rapid testing center in New Jersey but was turned away because they ran out of tests.
Here’s what’s happening on Sunday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. and around the world:
HARTFORD, Conn. — Jury duty notices have set Nicholas Philbrook’s home on edge with worries about him contracting the coronavirus and passing it on to his father-in-law, a cancer survivor with diabetes in his mid-70s who is at higher risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19.
A few weeks ago, we wrote about how the State’s procurement law was suspended by Governor’s Emergency Proclamation. We argued it meant standardless spending, and we were delighted to report last week that the issue was addressed in the most recent Emergency Proclamation.
KAPA‘A — Earlier this month, the Royal Coconut Coast Association launched its itinerary day planner, which helps travelers find activities, restaurants, lodging and shopping choices for each day of their stay.
That headline is an ancient Asian proverb. I have always thought that it was intriguing and have used it often.
Kudos and mahalo to Dan King and the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa ‘ohana on the great GHK Give Thanks Drive Thru Shop - 2020 kine, where the hotel keeps the Thanksgiving tradition (even Miss Kaua‘i Filipina Tiffany Sagucio got a turkey to cook for Thanksgiving) of giving and sharing alive.
PUHI — Title Guaranty Lihu‘e escrow officer Casey Tanigawa was late to the presentation Thursday at the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch offices and warehouse in the Puhi Industrial Park.
HONOLULU — Just as the coronavirus pandemic began to take hold, in February, four people set sail for one of the most remote places on Earth — a small camp on Kure Atoll, at the edge of the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
LAS VEGAS — As the coronavirus surges to record levels in Nevada, the governor has implored residents to stay home. But Democrat Steve Sisolak has also encouraged out-of-state visitors, the lifeblood of Nevada’s limping economy, to come to his state and spend money in Las Vegas.
LOS ANGELES — California enacts a nighttime curfew Saturday as spiking coronavirus cases threaten to swamp health care systems and the state’s largest county warned that an even more drastic lockdown could be imminent.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Group of 20 summit opened on Saturday with appeals by the world’s most powerful leaders to collectively chart a way forward as the coronavirus pandemic overshadows this year’s gathering, transforming it from in-person meetings to a virtual gathering of speeches and declarations.
As coronavirus cases surge globally, the COVID-19 deaths of two senior Serbian Orthodox Church clerics — one who died weeks after presiding over the funeral of the other — are raising questions about whether some religious institutions are doing enough to slow the spread of the virus.