Ige: Stay home, Hawaii; Governor issues statewide lockdown through April 30
By JOHN BURNETT Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 12:05 a.m.
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In this Friday, March 20, 2020, file photo, as beachgoers are seen in the background, yellow caution tape wrapped across Waikiki in Honolulu. Hawaii's governor has instituted a mandatory 14-day self quarantine starting Thursday, March 27, of all people traveling to the state as part of efforts to fight the spread of coronavirus. The order applies to returning residents, as well as visitors. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)
State epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park, left, and state health director Dr. Bruce Anderson, right, practice social distancing during media conference Monday in Honolulu. (Dan Dennison/State of Hawaii)
Gov. David Ige said Monday his statewide lockdown order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is aimed at social distancing the single most effective way of controlling this deadly virus.